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Robin A. Brennan, DrPH

Robin A. Brennan, DrPH

Adjunct Assistant Professor

brennanr@lasalle.edu

215.951.1957


Dr. Robin Brennan is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and the Population Health Director for Inspira Health Network in New Jersey.  She holds a Doctoral degree in Public Health focusing on Community Health and Prevention and a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology and Quantitative Methods.  With twenty years’ experience leading and evaluating social justice and healthcare programs, Robin is committed Population Health by making an impact to reduce health disparities in communities that have been marginalized.

Areas of Expertise

  • Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • LGBTQ Health Disparities

Education

Disparities Leadership Program (DLP), Graduate

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Community Health and Prevention
Drexel University, School of Public Health, Department of Community
Health and Prevention, Philadelphia, PA

Master of Science (MS), Applied Psychology and Quantitative Methods
Specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
University of Baltimore, College of Arts and Sciences, Baltimore, MD

Bachelor of Art (BA), Psychology
West Chester University, College of Arts and Sciences, West Chester, PA

Teaching

  • HIV/AIDS in Society
  • Community Health Promotion
  • Women’s Health and Human Rights

Publications

Brennan, R. & Sell, R. (2014). Mommy, Mama, or Social Mother?  The Impact of Language on Lesbian Non-Birth Mothers.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 43, 531-538.

Lessard, L., Leng, S., & Brennan, R. (2013). Consistency of Compliance with Nutrition- Related Regulations among Delaware Child Care Centers.  Childhood Obesity, 9, 233-239.

Sapatkin, D. (2013, March).  Hiding from the Doctor.  The Philadelphia Inquirer, Health & Science C1-C2. (Interview).

Brennan, R. (2012, April).  Take it Outside.  Good Housekeeping, 254 (4), 101.

Brownworth, V. (2008).  Hiding in Plain Sight: Homeless LGBT Teens- Our Hidden Minority.  Philadelphia Gay News.  (Interview).

Brennan, R. (2005, Spring).  Lesbians and Health:  A Human Rights Matter.  News & Views, A Publication of the American Public Health Association Student Assembly, 14-16.

Presentations

Hughes, D, Maiden, K & Brennan, R. (November, 2015).  Navigating the Healthcare System.  American Public Health Association (APHA). Chicago, IL (Oral Presentation).

Hughes, D, Maiden, K & Brennan, R. (October, 2015).  Health Literacy in Schools.  American School Health Association (ASHA). Orlando, FL (Oral Presentation).

Holmes, L, Satchell, M. & Brennan, R (2015).  Double Trouble for Hispanic Children:  Community-Based Assessment and Intervention.  Disparities Leadership Program.  Santa Monica, CA (Oral Presentation)

Holmes, L, Satchell, M. & Brennan, R (2015).  Double Trouble for Hispanic Children:  Community-Based Assessment and Intervention.  Disparities Leadership Program.  Santa Monica, CA (Poster Presentation)

Hughes, D., Maiden, K, & Brennan, R. (2015).  Navigating the Healthcare System.  Wisconsin Health Summit. Madison, WI. (Oral Presentation).

Brennan, R. (2015).  Violence against Women.  Take Back the Night event.  Drexel University. Philadelphia, Pa. (Invited guest speaker).

Holmes, L., Juhrden, K., Brennan, R., Datto, G., LaHurd, A., Satchell, M., Oceanic, P., & Dabney, K. (2014).  Neck Circumference Predicts Racial Disparities in Asthma Severity among Patients in a Comprehensive Pediatric Center.  American Public Health Association (APHA). New Orleans, La. (Poster Presentation).

Stryjewski, G., Gauntt, J., Kulp, H., Gao, Z., Hochstuhl, D., Elwell, S., Brennan, R., & Murphy, S. (2014). Extremes Of Body Mass Do Not Affect Outcomes In Critically Injured Children.   Eastern Society for Pediatric Academic Society Meeting, Vancover. (Poster Presentation).

Stryjewski, G., Gauntt, J., Kulp, H., Gao, Z., Hochstuhl, D., Elwell, S., Brennan, R., & Murphy, S. (2014). Extremes Of Body Mass Do Not Affect Outcomes In Critically Injured Children. Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa (Poster Presentation).

Brennan, R (2013).  Qualitative Research Methods.  Arcadia University. Philadelphia, Pa (Guest Lecture).

Brennan, R, & Sell, R. (2013). The Social and Personal Construction of Motherhood. Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), Denver, CO (Poster Presentation).

Brennan, R. (2012). The Social and Personal Construction of Motherhood. Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA), Harrisburg, PA (Poster Presentation).

Brennan, R, & Sell, R. (2011). The Social and Personal Construction of Motherhood. Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), Atlanta, GA (Oral Presentation).

Brennan, R, (2011). The Social and Personal Construction of Motherhood. Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA) Philadelphia, PA (Poster Presentation).

Brennan, R, (2011). The Transition into Parenthood. 2nd Annual Families Matter Conference, Wilmington, DE. (Panel Presentation).

Brennan, R, (2011). The Social and Personal Construction of Motherhood. Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), Atlanta, GA, (Lecture Presentation).

Brennan, R, (2010). Women’s Health and Human Rights. 2nd Alliance for Women at Drexel Conference, Philadelphia, Pa, (Panel Presentation).

Brennan, R, (2009). HIV 101.  3rd Annual AIDS Education Youth Summit. Philadelphia, Pa, (Lecture Presentation).

Brennan, R, (2009). Women’s Human Rights. West Chester University Health Summit, West Chester, Pa, (Lecture Presentation).

Brennan, R, (2008). Does Marriage Matter? West Chester University LGBTA Workshop, West Chester, Pa, (Lecture Presentation).

Brennan, R, (2008). Harm Reduction and Youth. 2nd Annual AIDS Education Youth Summit. Philadelphia, Pa, (Lecture Presentation).

Brennan, R, & Everett, M. (2008). The Next Generation of At-Risk Youth and Prevention. Harm Reduction Coalition National Conference, Miami, FL, (Lecture Presentation).

Brennan, R, (2007). Youth and AIDS. 1st Annual AIDS Education Youth Summit. Philadelphia, Pa, (Lecture Presentation).

Brennan, R, (2007). HIV 101, Temple University School of Medicine Social Justice Summit, Philadelphia, Pa, (Lecture Presentation).

Brennan, R. (2006). Homeless and At-Risk Youth Harm Reduction Coalition National Conference, Oakland, CA (Lecture Presentation).