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Allysha Robinson - Brown Scholars StudentAllysha Robinson

Phd Student - Health Behavior and Society


I've learned that meaningful progress comes from humbling yourself, and learning how to be of service to others.

Allysha Robinson, MPH
Enrolled 2010

Allysha Robinson is originally from Miami, Florida. She earned her BS and MPH from the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Florida.

Her independent Master’s thesis was entitled, "Predictors of Health Promotion among African-American churches: a pilot study". The parent study was a church-partnered project funded by the Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida. Simultaneously, she served as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Bachelor of Health Science Program at UF.

As a Brown Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), Robinson has focused on substance use and HIV. Her Doctoral dissertation is entitled, "The role of social support and syndemic factors in HIV medical adherence among African-American injection drug users." The parent project was a longitudinal study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Allysha has presented her graduate research at numerous scientific meetings, including the American Public Health Association, and the Society for Behavioral Medicine conferences. She has also been published in journals including Patient Education and Counseling, Aids Care, and the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Upon graduating from JHSPH in May 2015, Allysha will transition to a two-year Postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Her position will be in the Center for Surgery and Public Health, which is a joint initiative of Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health.