Department of Health Promotion
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health
- 2018-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion, University of Nebraska Medical Center
- 2016-2018, Assistant Professor, Native American Studies/Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
- 2014-2016, Assistant Professor, College of Education, Northern New Mexico College
- 2014-2016, Adjunct Faculty, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Institute of American Indian Arts
- 2010-2014, Program Evaluator, Interdisciplinary Center for Program Evaluation, Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center
- 2014, Ph.D. in Preventive & Societal Medicine, UNMC
- 2014, Graduate Certificate in Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology, University of Arizona
- 2010, M.A. in Christian Spirituality, Creighton University
- 2006, M.A. in Spanish Language and Culture, Arizona State University
- 1998, B.S. in Psychology, Arizona State University
- Crafting innovative research projects involving community-based and indigenous research methods to address health disparities of mind, body and spirit.
- Applying culturally-relevant ecological approaches in multi-level interventions specific to unique individuals, communities and environments.
- Working in collaboration with interdisciplinary colleagues and longstanding community-based relationships to explore the following:
- Native American Health & Wellness
- Health Care Workforce Disparities
- Medical Humanities
- Spiritual Wellness
- Student Health
- Robbins, RE, Desmarais, MM, et al. (2019). An Indigenist Theory of Health Advocacy. Great Plains Research
- Siahpush M, Farazi PA, Wang H, Robbins RE, Singh GK, Su D. (Accepted April 2019). “Muscle-strengthening physical activity is associated with cancer mortality: Results from the 1998-2011 National Health Interview Surveys – National Death Index record linkage.” Cancer Causes and Control.
- Siahpush M, Robbins RE, Ramos AK, Michaud TL, Clarke MA, King KM. (Accepted March 2019). “Does difference in physical activity between Blacks and Whites vary by sex, income, education, and region of residence? Results from 2008-2017 National Health Interview Surveys.” Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
- Robbins RE & Gilbert M (2018). An Art-based Case Study: Reflections on End of Life from a Husband, Artist and Caregiver. Journal of Medical Humanities, . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10912-018-9510-8
- Robbins RE, Robbins TR, Frailey M. (2019). Campus-based ecotourism: a case study on the power of local ecotourism. Great Plains Research.
- Desmarais MM & Robbins RE. (2019) From the Ground Up: Indigenizing Medical Humanities and Narrative Medicine, Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine: 4(1), Article 6.
- Gilbert MA, Lydiatt WM, Aita VA, Robbins RE, Mcneilly DP & Desmarais MM (2016). Portrait of a process: Arts-based research in a head and neck cancer clinic. Medical Humanities,42(1), 57-62. doi:10.1136/medhum-2015-010813
- Siahpush M, Shaikh AR, Robbins RE, Tibbits M, Sikora Kessler A, Soliman G, McCarthy M, Singh GK. 2016. “Point-of-sale cigarette marketing and smoking-induced deprivation in smokers: Results from a population-based survey.” BMC Public Health. 16(1), 302.
- Frerichs L, Brittin J, Robbins RE, Steenson S, Stewart C, Fisher C, Huang T. (2015). SaludableOmaha: Improving readiness to address childhood obesity in a midwestern Latino community. Preventing Chronic Disease. 12:140328.
- Frerichs L, Brittin J, Stewart C, Robbins, RE, Riggs C, Mayberger S, Cervantes A, Huang TTK. (2012). SaludableOmaha: development of a youth advocacy initiative to increase community readiness for obesity prevention, 2011-2012. Preventing Chronic Disease. 9:120095. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd9.12009.
- American Public Health Association, Member
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, Member
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society, President of Omaha Professional Chapter
- Center for Great Plains Studies, Board of Governors
- Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Associate Member
- UNO Medical Humanities, Affiliate Faculty Member
- UNO Office of Latin/Latino American Studies, Affiliate Faculty Member