Focus of Work
In order to improve the early detection of melanoma by physicians providing care, Dr. Robinson's research seeks to move beyond the usual didactic lectures with skin simulation models. The current model with multiple pigmented lesions affords medical students and primary care resident trainees the opportunity to learn the skills needed for early detection of melanoma. Simulation training modules build self–confidence as the students and trainees master the skills of early detection of melanoma, counseling the patient, and performing a skin biopsy of a clinically suspicious pigmented lesion. The skin simulation interactive learning will enhance the reliability of healthcare provided by primary care physicians via opportunistic screening.
Dr. Robinson's research interest over the last decade has also included prevention of skin cancer by harm reduction messages and educational interventions with teens and young adults with a particular focus on reducing indoor tanning and sun protection. Recently her sun protection research was expanded to kidney transplant recipients, whose risk to develop skin cancer can be modified by sun protection. She is working with a team of researchers to develop interactive tablet personal computer behavioral interventions tailored to the individual kidney transplant recipient.[Shorten text]
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Education and Certification
- MD: University of Maryland (1974)
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Institutes and Centers
Visit June K Robinson's Northwestern Scholars Profile to see the list of publications.