Mona Robbins, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Licensed Psychologist for the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC). Her expertise is based on an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Howard University and a doctoral degree in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her additional postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas has aided in her developmental understanding of psychological factors that impact medical condition management.

As Psycho-Oncology Programming Lead, Dr. Robbins is involved in program development and enhancing access of psychological interventions for oncology patients. In her role, she heads the SCCC psycho-oncology efforts for clinical service and trainee development. Health and behavior evaluations, psychotherapy interventions, and treatment planning are provided with a focus on dynamics that influence health promotion such as:

  • Adherence to medical regimen
  • Body image and self-esteem
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Cognitive effects from chemotherapy
  • End-of-life care and spiritual resolve
  • Emotional impact of diagnosis and management
  • Financial burden and hardship
  • Pain and stress management
  • Quality of life enhancement
  • Sociocultural influences

Dr. Robbins is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

License Information

TX License #36987; Expires 3/31/2023

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Education & Training
  • Internship - Medical College of Georgia (2012-2013), Clinical Psychology
  • Fellowship - Children's Health Dallas (2013-2014), Pediatric Psychology
  • Graduate School - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005-2013), Clinical Psychology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Dallas Psychological Association (DPA)
  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)
  • Texas Psychological Association (TPA)
  • Society for Health Psychology (SfHP)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
Honors & Awards
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Gates Millennium Scholar
  • Diversifying Faculty Initiative Fellow (DFI), Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Arnie Miller Memorial Achievement Award for Clinical and Community Practice
Books & Publications