ABOUT DR. ROBYN L. GOBIN
Dr. Gobin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She earned her Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology at the University of Oregon. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan College where she graduated with honors in Psychology and double minored in Interpersonal Communication and Women’s Studies.
Dr. Gobin has extensive research and clinical training in interpersonal trauma, women’s mental health, and Veterans’ issues. She has trained at the National Center for PTSD Women’s Health Sciences Division at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System in Boston Massachusetts, the Military Sexual Trauma and Interpersonal Trauma Program at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, the Posttraumatic Stress Disorders Program at the Providence VA Healthcare System, and Brown University.
Dr. Gobin is passionate about using her scholastic abilities to serve others. A fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellowship Program, she has been an advocate for diversity within the field of psychology through her involvement in national organizations. She has shared her experiences as a woman of color in higher education in newsletters and health education radio interviews, been involved in planning a diversity-training workshop for training therapists, co-wrote grants to support diversity training and research, and helped organize events on campus to promote retention and foster a sense of community among graduate students of color. Robyn has held leadership positions in the Association of Black Psychologists, APA's Society for the Psychology of Black Women (Division 35 Section 1), APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and the National Black Graduate Student Association; assisting and mentoring graduate students of color across the country.
Dr. Gobin is a committed to using research to educate the public and inform federal policy. She has received psychology advocacy training and participated in advocacy on Capitol Hill, educating Congress members about key issues impacting psychology as a healthcare profession. Dr. Gobin hopes her service and advocacy will enhance diversity within the field and promote social justice and well being in marginalized communities.