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Karen A. Robinson, MPA

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Karen A. Robinson, MPA


As Senior Advisor with the Equity Research and Innovation Center at the Yale School of Medicine, I'm responsible for business development and strategic planning. The Center's goals include developing and disseminating research that informs evidence-based policy and practice and supporting Yale students, faculty, and others interested in conducting state-of-the-art health equity research. Additionally, I lecture on The Business of Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder within the Population Health and Health Equity Section of the MBA for Executives- Healthcare at Yale School of Management under the auspices of Associate Dean for Health Equity Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD.

My vocation of public policy and investment banking has been curated with an emphasis on risk management and resilience as applied to Healthcare, Human Services, and underperforming assets. In addition, I've contractually developed and executed complex quantitative and qualitative analytic performance tools deployed in the public sector and Federal Court system monitoring performance in Class Action litigation.

My avocation has been logistics and Dignitary Protection Services in highly secure environments; advising global and domestic organizations strategizing/streamlining, credentialing, identity verification, health-related testing policies, and Duty of Care obligations. I'm a member of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSCAC) Diplomatic Security Services and Women in Security (WIS) in the US. State Department.

Education & Training

  • MPA
    Fairleigh Dickinson University

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