- 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
Mona A. Robbins, Ph.D.
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.
TX License #36987; Expires 3/31/2023
- Dallas Psychological Association (DPA)
- American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)
- Texas Psychological Association (TPA)
- Society for Health Psychology (SfHP)
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- 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
Applying lean six sigma to improve depression screening and follow-up in oncology clinics.
Gerard, B., Robbins, M. A., Putra, J., Mutz, J., Coffie, S. D., Martin-Cook, K. D., Huffman, A. G., Carrington, A., Schaeflein, D. J., Wu, J., Bryant, D., Boukari, M., Ram, M., Myers, L., Bajaj, P., Ibrahim, H., Froehlich, T. W., & Fish, J. S. Journal for Healthcare Quality 2021 43 3 153-162
Psychological symptom screening in an adult sickle cell disease clinic and predictors of treatment follow up.
Robbins MA, Carroll CP, North CS, Psychology, health & medicine 2020 Mar 1-9
Why discussions about cultural competence make us uncomfortable.
Robbins, M. A., Howe-Martin. L. S., & Knox-Rice, T. K. Independent Practitioner 2019 Fall 39 4 19-23
Sickle Cell Disease, More Than Just Pain: The Mediating Role of Psychological Symptoms.
Robbins MA, McGill LS, Holloway BM, Bediako SM, Southern medical journal 2019 05 112 5 253-258
Will I ever be culturally competent? How to infuse and utilize diversity in daily practice.
Howe-Martin. L. S., Robbins, M. A., & Knox-Rice, T. K. Texas Psychologist 2018 77 4 20-22
When change is the only constant: Managing transitions in times of uncertainty.
Robbins, M. A., Kroll, J., & Knox-Rice, T. K. Independent Practitioner 2020 Fall 40 4 24-27
Walking the talk: The challenge of practicing what we preach in the profession.
Robbins, M. A., Alvi, T., & Knox-Rice, T. K. Independent Practitioner 2020 Spring 40 2 9-13
Staycation: How to vacation during the era of COVID-19.
Knox-Rice, T. K., Zullo, L., & Robbins, M. A. Independent Practitioner 2020 Summer 40 3 17-21
Burnout among EMS professionals: Incidence, assessment and management
Rosenberger, R., Fowler, R. L., Robbins, M., & Gardner, A. Journal of Emergency Medical Services 2019
Evaluation of the psychosocial impact of a Social Interaction Skills Training (SIST) workshop for patients with vitiligo: A pilot study.
Tan A, Schuster LM, Robbins MA, Holavanahalli R, Pandya AG, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2019 Nov
Imposter syndrome: The fight to accept your own success
Knox-Rice, T. K., McDonald, W., & Robbins, M. A. Independent Practitioner 2021 Winter 41 1 9-12
Compassion fatigue and burnout: Providing care during a "new normal"
Robbins, M. A., Gazor, A., & Knox-Rice, T. K. Independent Practitioner 2021 Spring 41 2 8-11
Cancer, COVID-19 and the Black community
Robbins, M. A., Awosogba, O. O. R., & Knox-Rice, T. K. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 2021 1-5
Lifelong learning: Maintaining competence beyond formal education
Knox-Rice, T. K. ,Wadsworth, H. E., & Robbins, M. A. Independent Practitioner 2021 Summer 41 3 17-20
- Applying lean six sigma to improve depression screening and follow-up in oncology clinics.
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