DR. GOBIN'S RESERACH INTERESTS
Dr. Gobin's research interests include the effects of interpersonal trauma on mental health and functioning, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment outcomes, and understanding how African American culture impacts the way individuals experience, cope with, and recover from post traumatic distress. Dr. Gobin also evaluates technology-based interventions that aim to increase mental health treatment utilization.
Current research projects include exploring the role of religious coping in trauma recovery, investigating the efficacy of a novel emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills training PTSD treatment preparation group in improving treatment engagement and response among Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma (MST), and evaluating acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for Veterans with histories of interpersonal trauma.
Dr. Gobin’s research has been funded by the Clinical and Translational Research Institute at the University of California San Diego, the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program, and Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education. Robyn has also been selected as an awardee of the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program.