Rebecca Robbins, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow – Center for Healthful Behavior Change

Rebecca RobbinsDr. Robbins research focuses on the role of behavioral interventions and message-based communication in promoting health behavior change (particularly in the direction of better sleep) in school, workplace, and community settings. Her work uses interdisciplinary approaches (qualitative and quantitative) and draws on persuasion, message diffusion, and social influence theory and methods. Dr. Robbins is trained in social network analysis, among other methodologies, and is particularly interested in how innovative, new technology can be used for behavior tracking and message diffusion to promote health.

In her work with leading sleep and disparity expert Dr. Girardin Jean-Louis, Dr. Robbins leads an NIH-funded study entitled “Tailored Approach to Sleep Health Education” where she and a team of researchers are designing and testing an online health communication resource to promote awareness about sleep in a minority population.

Dr. Robbins received an MS and PhD in Health Communication and Marketing from Cornell University, and a BS in Business and Hotel Administration from Cornell University. She is the co-author of a book entitled Sleep for Success! And has held a teaching position at the Weill Cornell Medical College in Doha, Qatar.



Additional Information

Phone: 646-501-2634