Dr. Brittany Robinson is an assistant professor of Clinical Medical Psychology. She received her PhD and MA in Clinical Psychology from Emory University and her BA in Psychology from Yale University. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital where she completed rotations in inpatient care, adult outpatient services, and perinatal care.
Dr. Robinson has experience working clinically with a number of patient populations, including veterans, individuals suffering from stress- and trauma-related disorders, and women suffering from peripartum psychopathology. She specializes in the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, as well as trauma-focused treatments, such as Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy. She also has experience in diagnostic assessment and neuropsychological evaluation.
Dr. Robinson has taught undergraduate psychology courses, including Child Development and Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition, and graduate courses, including Psychotherapeutic Interventions, Lifespan Development, and Clinical Supervision. She has also served as Clinical Internship Director, facilitating students' placement and engagement in clinical training opportunities during their tenure as graduate students.
Dr. Robinson's research spans a number of topics in the area of developmental psychopathology. She has conducted research into the intergenerational transmission of trauma-related effects, the etiology of personality disorders, and treatment of juvenile delinquency, among other topics. She is currently developing a research program that aims to explore relationships between stress and trauma and various psychological and health outcomes, as well as the mechanisms involved in those relationships.
Dr. Robinson is a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship and has received several fellowships and grants from Emory University. She has served as an advisor to the Black Student Union and has been involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlanta, as well as the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She currently serves as a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association of Yale Alumni.