Melissa Robinson-Brown, PhD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Pediatrics
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
Dr. Robinson-Brown earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a child and family subspecialty, from Loyola University in Chicago. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship on the Child/Adolescent track at NYU Child Study Center/Bellevue Hospital Center. Her primary research interests focus on HIV/AIDS prevention and intervention with adolescents and young adults. Dr. Robinson-Brown was a Staff Psychologist and Clinical Instructor at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center for two and a half years before joining the Mt Sinai Hospital Faculty. As a part of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, Dr. Robinson-Brown provides individual, group, and family therapy as well as psychological testing for the adolescent population. In addition, she has begun implementation of an Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group. Dr. Robinson-Brown is a clinical supervisor in the APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship Program and for the Psychology Externship Program. She is an active member of the American Psychological Association and an American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Alumnus.
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Services
- HIV Testing And Treatment Program
PhD, Loyola University Chicago
Internship, Clinical Psychology, Bellevue Hospital
Kapungu C, Baptiste D, Holmbeck G, McBride C, Robinson-Brown M, Sturdivant A, Crown L, Paikoff R. Beyond the “Birds and the Bees”: Gender Differences in Sex-Related Communication among Urban African American Adolescents. . Family Process 2010; 49: 251-264.
Robinson M, Holmbeck G, Paikoff R. Self-esteem enhancing reasons for having sex and the sexual behaviors of African American adolescents. . Journal of Youth and Adolescence 2007; 36: 453-464.