Dr. Robin Butler is an Assistant (tenure track) Professor at the Morgan State University, School of Community Health & Policy. She has served as a doctoral chair and has supervised over 50 interdisciplinary and policy-related research studies. Her vast experience working with disinvested communities and vulnerable populations for over 20 years has led to an interest in developing and teaching public health and research courses to undergraduate and graduate students.
In recent years, she served as a co-investigator for the NIH CEAL project, a multi-year national initiative with 21 NIH-funded partners. The NIH funding supported building long-lasting community partnerships and improving diversity and inclusion in the federal research response to COVID-19. At that time, Dr. Butler joined NIH CEAL Needs Assessment & Evaluation Workgroup (AEWG), while assisting Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research partners with evaluating a focus group design to support a “Trust in Medical Research” study.