Dr. Robinson Jennifer

Dr. Robinson Jennifer

Associate Professor

School of Nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS, United States of America, 39216-4505

plus Speciality

NURSING

Biography:

Dr. Robinson's program of research is in physical activity and neighborhood context. She has also concentrated on health disparities associated with geographic location and socioeconomic position and uses a social epidemiological approach. Currently, she is involved in the Deep South Network for Cancer Control using a transdisciplinary approach to determine the effects of energy balance through diet and exercise interventions on outcomes associated with cancer incidence and progression. She has expertise in the use of geographic information systems (GIS), multilevel statistical modeling, physical activity, working with minority populations, and experience with a large, prospective epidemiological study that is investigating known and novel causes of cardiovascular disease health disparities. Her dissertation research focused on social and contextual determinants of individual and neighborhoods and their effect on individual physical activity using a socio-ecological theoretical approach. Much of Dr. Robinson's research utilizes a GIS to spatially locate individuals within neighborhoods. She has recently begun to utilize a handheld global positioning system (GPS) to add neighborhood spatial features including built environmental factors.

Academic positions:

Associate Professor of Nursing University of Mississippi Medical Center

Research interests:

Environmental and social determinants of health including cancer and cardiovascular disease; physical activity; health behavior; health disparities; neighborhood context; the built environment; social epidemiology; social and environmental determinants of health behaviors; and spatial relationships associated with health and health outcomes

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral and WebmedCentral plus:

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