Elizabeth A. R.
Dr. Robinson is an Research Assistant Professor, carrying out research funded by the NIAAA, Metanexus Institute, and Fetzer Institute on spiritual and religious change associated with recovery from alcohol problems. She was recently awarded an NIAAA R01 to study long-term changes in spirituality after individuals enter treatment for alcohol dependence, as well as a Metanexus Institute grant to study experiences of spiritual transformation in early recovery. Dr. Robinson is also working with treatment centers on ways of incorporating meditation into depression and substance abuse treatment. She was an NIAAA post-doctoral fellow at the UM Addiction Research Center, working with Dr. Brower on insomnia and relapse to alcohol in a sample of treatment seekers and initiating a program of research on the role of spirituality in recovery from substance abuse and dependence. She has more than 20 years of social science research experience, from surveys to experimental designs and secondary data analysis, on such topics as correlates of anxiety and gender differences in hostility among substance abuse treatment seekers, to family stress and coping with mental illness, gender and schizophrenia, and supportive health education. Dr. Robinson's Ph.D. is in Psychology and Social Work from the University of Michigan, as is her MSW and MPH. She has taught seminars to psychiatry residents at the University of Michigan and MSW courses at the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Case Western Reserve University and SUNY-Buffalo.
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