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Melissa Robinson-Brown

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Pediatrics
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Psychiatry
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Specialty

Clinical Focus

Education

  • Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
    Clinical Psychology-Child & Family subspecialty

  • Internship, Clinical Psychology
    Bellevue Hospital

Biography

    Dr. Robinson-Brown earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a child and family subspecialty, from Loyola University in Chicago.  She completed her Pre-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship on the Child/Adolescent track at NYU Child Study Center/Bellevue Hospital Center.  Her primary research interests focus on HIV/AIDS prevention and intervention with adolescents and young adults.  Dr. Robinson-Brown was a Staff Psychologist and Clinical Instructor at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center for two and a half years before joining the Mt Sinai Hospital Faculty.  As a part of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, Dr. Robinson-Brown provides individual, group, and family therapy as well as psychological testing for the adolescent population.  In addition, she has begun implementation of an Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group.  Dr. Robinson-Brown is a clinical supervisor in the APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship Program and for the Psychology Externship Program.  She is an active member of the American Psychological Association and an American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Alumnus. 

Publications

Kapungu C, Baptiste D, Holmbeck G, McBride C, Robinson-Brown M, Sturdivant A, Crown L, Paikoff R. Beyond the “Birds and the Bees”: Gender Differences in Sex-Related Communication among Urban African American Adolescents. . Family Process 2010; 49: 251-264.

Robinson M, Holmbeck G, Paikoff R. Self-esteem enhancing reasons for having sex and the sexual behaviors of African American adolescents. . Journal of Youth and Adolescence 2007; 36: 453-464.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Robinson-Brown did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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