College of Health Professions
School of Health Sciences
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Dr. Robinson holds a Masters in Social Work degree from Clark Atlanta University where she focused on the evaluation of social service programs and the delivery of social services within healthcare settings. In 2003, she earned her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University concentrating in evaluation and health. Dr. Robinson's dissertation research utilized a mixed methods approach to examine barriers to minority participation in medical research as defined by racial/ethnic minority communities and health professionals. She went on to earn a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology/Biostatistics at George Washington University. Her research there focused on the role of underinsurance in the utilization of cancer screening among racial/ethnic minorities. Dr. Robinson later completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute where she continued her work examining the role of underinsurance in cancer screening and health behaviors. She has been involved in several program planning projects as well as a number of program evaluations. Her research interests include racial/ethnic inequalities in health, program planning and evaluation and the role of the Black Church in health promotion.
PUBH 6475 - Program Planning, Implementation & Evaluation
BA, Clark Atlanta University
MSW, Clark Atlanta University
MPH, George Washington University
PhD, Cornell Unviersity
Awards / Honors
Ronnie L. Glover Award, Clark Atlanta University, 1999
Flemmie Kittrell/Barbara Kennedy Fund Scholarship, Cornell University, 2002
Robinson, J. M. (2007). An examination of community members', researchers' and health professional perceptions of barriers to minority participation in medical research: An application of concept mapping. Ethnicity & Health.
Robinson, J. M., Shavers, V. (2008). An examination of the association between health insurance coverage and cancer screening. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.
Farris, K., Robinson, J. M. (2008). Innovative Ways to Address Mental Health Needs of African Americans: Examining African American clergy's understanding of mental illness and the use of Clergy as mental health providers. International Journal of Africana Studies.
Shavers, V., Harlan, L., Jackson, M., Robinson, J. M. (2009). Racial/Ethnic Patterns of Care for Pancreatic Cancer. Journal of Palliative Medicine.
Robinson, J. M., Shavers, V. L. (2005). An Examination of the Association Between Health Insurance Coverage and Cancer Screening. American Society for Preventive Oncology.
Robinson, J. M. (2001). Barriers to Minority Participation in Medical Research: A Concept Mapping project. American Evaluation Association.
Johnson, L., Solomon, F., Baum, H., Robinson, J. M. (2006). Building a Model for Research Dissemination: gaining adoption for Body & Soul.. American Public Health Association.
Robinson, J. M., Farris, K. D. (2006). Evaluating Faith‑based Organizations and Traditional Mental Health Programs with Spiritually Based Components: Where do we go begin?. American Evaluation Association.
Robinson, J. M. (2009). Evaluation in Asynchronous Learning Environments: Examining the Experiences of Black Women. American Evaluation Association.
Robinson, J. M. (2004). Evaluation: A Tool for Decolonizing and Transforming Social Work Instruction, Practice and Research. Clark Atlanta University, The Whitney M. Young, Jr., School of Social Work.
Robinson, J. M., Massett, H., DiSogra, L., Maibach, E., Weber, D., Moser, R. (2005). Fruit & Vegetable Consumption among African American Adult Males: Correlates of awareness and consumption. American Public Health Association.
Farris, K. D., Robinson, J. M. (2001). Mainstreaming Evaluation: Identifying and Exploring Views of New and Prospective Professionals. American Evaluation Association.
Robinson, J. M., Shavers, V. L. (2007). Racial/Ethnic variation in health insurance coverage and cancer screening. Society of Behavioral Medicine.
Robinson, J. M., Shavers, V. L. (2002). Update on Barriers to Racial/Ethnic Minority Participation in Medical Research: Concept Mapping Project. National Cancer Institute.