I am delighted to announce the appointment of Terri Robinson, Ph.D., M.P.H., CHES, as interim director of the Aneal Mohan Kohli Academic and Information Center (Kohli Center), effective immediately. In this role, Dr. Robinson oversees the Kohli Center and Regional Library Depository and works with the Center and Depository librarians and staff to support NEOMED academic programs, investigators, students, faculty and staff. She will also work with NEOMED affiliated hospital librarians to ensure access to library resources and services.
Dr. Robinson joined NEOMED in 2014 and currently directs Academic Services (AS) with responsibilities for the university academic schedule, student assessment and evaluation, various elements of curricular support and the development of related academic policy. Since coming to NEOMED, she has partnered with community clinical sites to promote medical student educational experiences, reviewed and tracked clinical assessments, coordinated with staff to monitor performance and graduation requirements for medical students, served on university urban and rural curriculum committees to promote new learning pathways, and monitored university learning management system information for more than 70 courses for students. Dr. Robinson serves on the diversity, equity and inclusion committee and in 2015, collaborated with senior leadership to implement diversity, equity and inclusion education summits to enhance NEOMED’s organization culture. She will continue as director of AS in addition to the interim role for the Kohli Center and Depository.
Prior to NEOMED, Dr. Robinson served as a certified health education specialist at the Summa Center for Health Equity, partnering with local legislators, businesses, and professional organizations to develop and enhance health promotion community programming. She planned and managed related grants and implemented multiple community health programs for diabetes, hypertension intervention and other public health needs. She also served for five years as the manager of Graduate Medical Education at the Summa Health System where she managed fifteen physician residency and fellowship programs comprised of 215 physician residents and more than 400 medical students and supervised medical education and library services staff. She also created faculty mentorship programs for underrepresented medical students and planned and implemented diversity, equity and inclusion educational sessions for 1,000 staff as advisor and education committee leader.
Dr. Robinson holds faculty appointments in the College of Medicine and College of Graduate Studies’ Master of Public Health program at NEOMED and in the College Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University. She has taught and/or developed online and face-to-face courses for both universities on careers in health sciences and human services, community health education, health education theories, social determinants of health, personal health, implicit bias and inclusion in public health concepts, drug use and misuse, and hematology. She holds a Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion and a Master of Public Health degree from Kent State University, and a B.A. in biology from Walsh University. Dr. Robinson is also a certified health education specialist.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Robinson to this new assignment!
Richard Kasmer, Pharm.D., J.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs