Amanda Robinson is a Research and Evaluation Project Manager at the Institute for Community Health. She is involved with planning, organizing, and directing projects at ICH on topics such as racial equity in the healthcare system, and patient-centered healthcare services, better designed to meet the needs of patients from diverse backgrounds and those in vulnerable populations. She is an experienced qualitative researcher, and has conducted focus groups and interviews with individuals about their experiences with opioid-use disorder, Medicare and Medicaid, and behavioral health programs for children, among other topics. Prior to coming to ICH, she did similar work in Minnesota, doing culturally-tailored program evaluation with Hmong and Native American communities in the Midwest.
Amanda earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh, and her B.A. in Anthropology and Asian Studies from Cornell University. She explored issues of community and social support, and mental health, during her doctoral research in Tokyo, Japan.