Jamaica R.M. Robinson

Jamaica Robinson is an epidemiologist and population health researcher whose work interests center on how income instability and housing precarity affect health in vulnerable populations. Dr. Robinson's recent research explores cross-level interactive effects of individual- and neighborhood-level socioeconomic factors on quality of life in cancer survivors and creating consistent neighborhood typologies from publicly available datasets. In November 2019, she completed her PhD at the University of Washington in the Department of Epidemiology. As part of her doctoral training, she was a fellow in the NIH-supported Biostatistics, Epidemiologic & Bioinformatic Training in Environmental Health grant and the Cancer Prevention Training grant.

Research Interests

Built environment
Discrimination
Housing
Immigrant health
Inequality
Inequality/disparity
Neighborhoods
Poverty
Social determinants
Social policy
Urban health

Datasets

American Community Survey (ACS)
Administrative data (state or national)
CPS (Current Population Survey)
Decennial Census
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)