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Kinesiology and Community Health :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
College of Applied Health Sciences

Robyn L. Gobin, Ph.D.

Robyn Gobin

Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
College of Applied Health Sciences
Email: rgobin@illinois.edu
Phone:(217) 333-3207

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Degree

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon

Research and Professional Interests

Dr. Gobin's research interests include improving post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment outcomes, the effects of physical and sexual violence on functioning, and understanding how African American culture impacts the way individuals experience, cope with, and recover from post traumatic distress.

Current research projects include exploring the role of religious coping in trauma recovery, investigating the efficacy of a novel emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills training PTSD treatment preparation group in improving treatment engagement and response among Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma (MST), and evaluating acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for Veterans with histories of interpersonal trauma.

Dr. Gobin's research has been funded by the Clinical and Translational Research Institute at the University of California San Diego, the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program, and the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. Robyn has also been selected as an awardee of the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship and the National Institute of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program.



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