Cynthia Robins

Principal Research Associate


Cynthia S. Robins, PhD, is a cultural anthropologist and Principal Research Associate with more than 25 years of experience in health and health care research and evaluation. Her qualitative research has involved ethnography, in-depth interviews, and focus group discussions, and she has managed both large-scale and longitudinal qualitative studies. Robins provides qualitative methods trainings, as well as corporate and project-specific training in the use of NVivo, a relational database product to support qualitative data analysis. She is also a certified Expert in NVivo. As an author, Robins has also contributed to dozens of technical reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mental Health Services Research, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, University of Pennsylvania

PhD, Anthropology, University of Virginia

MA, Anthropology, University of Virginia

BA, (summa cum laude), Anthropology, University of Illinois–Urbana


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