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Renee Robinson, PharmD, MPH, MSPharm

Associate Professor, Pharmacy

Research Interests

Pediatric pharmacotherapy, public health, health disparities, mixed methods research, health outcomes, and clinical research.

Sample Publications

Avey JP, Dirks LG, Triplett B, Manson SM, Merrick M, Pritchard GC, Tetpon S, Galbreath D, Dillard DA, Robinson RF. Treatment Preferences Among Alaska Native and American Indian Adults with Depression: A Cross-Sectional Study. (Submitted to Journal of Affective Disorders, Accepted, Pending Publication)

Claw KG, Beans JA, Lee S, Avey JP, Janssen PA, Scherer S, Tyndale R, Nickerson DA, Dillard DA, Thummel KE, Robinson RF. Pharmacogemonics of nicotine metabolism: novel CYP2A6 and CYP2B6 genetic variation patterns in Alaska Native and American Indian populations. Nicotine Tob Res. 2020 May 26;22(6):910-918.  doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntz105.

Muller CJ, Robinson, RF, Smith JJ, Jernigan MA, Hiratsuka VY, Dillard DA, Buchwald D. Text message reminders increased colorectal cancer screening in a randomized trial with Alaska Native and American Indian people.  Cancer. 2016 Dec. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30499


Dr. Robinson's research over the past 10 years has been focused and/or driven by the unique and diverse health, healthcare, and social needs (e.g., tobacco misuse and abuse, mental health, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, SDOH, shared decision making, etc.) of the Alaska Native and American Indian Community I served during my time in the public health service.

She seeks to collaborate with others using my various experiences to address unmet health needs of the community (e.g., opioid misuse and abuse during pregnancy, neonatal withdrawal), support student projects (e.g., immunization of elders in assisted living), and further the profession (e.g., SETMuP medication therapy management billing project).

While in the USPHS, Dr. Robinson had the opportunity to deploy for two natural emergencies, spent three months in Liberia assisting with an Ebola vaccination trial, served on numerous committees in leadership positions (Rx for Change - tobacco cessation initiative, Alaska Public Health Association Board, Interprofessional Education Collaborative, etc.).

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