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Whitney Robinson

Associate Professor, School of Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill

PhD, MSPH

Associate Professor, School of Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill

Whitney R. Robinson is an epidemiologist who specializes in quantitative methodology for studying health inequalities. The central motivation of Dr. Robinson’s research is showing how social and environmental factors underpin race and sex differences in health — even for inequalities sometimes presumed to be mostly biologically based, such as racial differences in cancer incidence or rates of hysterectomy. Ongoing research investigates drivers of racial differences in hysterectomy rates; race- and SES-based disparities in breast cancer incidence; and the “obesity paradox” in survival among cancer patients.

Health Disparities/Equity

Implementation Science