Dr. Patricia Robinson is a Senior Director of Multi-Institute Research within the AdventHealth Research Institute. She has been a research leader at AdventHealth since 2009, when she left a tenure track academic appointment in the College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida. Her responsibilities include oversight of research teams in neuroscience, pediatrics, neonatology, whole-person health (applying the CREATION Health model), transplant, population health, and research analytics.
Dr. Robinson received her BS in Nursing from the University of Central Florida in 1994. She did her graduate work at the University of Florida, receiving her MS in Nursing in 2000 and her PhD in Nursing in 2006. She has attended bioethics training in programs at Harvard Medical School, Georgetown University, and the Cleveland Clinic. She serves as an ethics consultant for the children’s hospital and chairs the multidisciplinary Pediatric-Perinatal Ethics Committee at AdventHealth Orlando.
As a highly regarded nurse scientist, she understands the intricacies of the challenges faced by caregivers, the rigorous demands of scientific inquiry, and how to merge the two perspectives. She provides effective leadership by leveraging her 16 years of direct clinical care experience with a sophisticated understanding of methodology. Dr. Robinson works closely with her teams to develop innovative, data-driven solutions to improve care quality and processes. She has a well-established history of external collaboration projects designed to advance the field of healthcare. Her expertise is complemented by her passion for addressing the needs of the most vulnerable populations. She seeks to identify barriers to care of the stigmatized and the medically and socially underserved.