Meet Taylor Robinson, Health Justice Scholar


Taylor Robinson (EPI MPH '22) is a first-year student in our accelerated 4+1 master’s program and a senior Stamps Scholar majoring in communication rhetoric with a minor in applied statistics (Class of 2021). Robinson is a native of Pittsburgh, graduated from The Ellis School, and is an alumna of the Fund for Advancement of Minorities through Education (FAME) program.

Research with a health disparities focus is the core of Robinson's pursuits. She has been involved in research throughout college and in high school. In college, she was an intern in the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Internship and was a 2019 Amgen NIH Scholar. Her research topics have included patient-physician communication bias, linear regression correlates of behavioral change techniques for smoking cessation on Twitter, and cluster analysis of vulnerability in the Appalachian Region. More recently, Robinson's work has included an applied epidemiology internship at the Allegheny County Health Department where she was involved in surveillance and data analysis of opioid and antibiotic prescribing practices of dentists. She is also working on a spatial analysis of asthma burden in Allegheny County after completing a class on spatial mapping, BCHS 3015, in the graduate school.

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Robinson is currently conducting research on asthma disparities in Allegheny County and is working with CDC’s REACH initiative in Allegheny County, which impacts African American families. Her experience with maternal and child health equity is informed by her interests in health disparities and past policy project on including racial bias as a factor in maternal mortality in Georgia Maternal Mortality Review Committees. In the long-term, Taylor wishes to pursue a PhD and work at the intersection of social/spatial epidemiology and policy.  In her free time, Taylor is an Epidemiology Student Ambassador, sits on the Epidemiology Student Liaison Committee, and is a member of Pitt’s Science Policy Group.

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Robinson also won a Dean's Day award in 2021 winning EPI's first ever health disparities award. 


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