Robyn has a talent for finding connections and identifying opportunities; skills that are valuable in a research landscape fueled by innovation. She is attuned to nature and draws inspiration from it, usually during walks in her neighborhood or hiking in Utah and Scotland, two of her favorite destinations.
Her 25 years of experience in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, paired with a thirst for knowledge, drives her ability to develop and hone research questions, protocols, and goals, from project inception to deliverables and public-facing content. She is grateful to partner with clients who want to make a difference, including the Commonwealth Fund, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Urban Institute, Chapman University, and the American Jewish Committee. Since 2013, Robyn has directed the International Health Policy Surveys on behalf of the Commonwealth Fund, along with research organizations in affiliate countries.
Robyn thrives on collaborations, is excited by the creative process and brings a growth mindset to all aspects of her life. She completed her PhD coursework and received an MA in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Amherst College with a major in Religion, and these disciplines increased her curiosity about diverse ways of seeing and experiencing the world.
Robyn’s zeal for learning and engaging with others lead to the founding of the SSRS Book Club in 2019. The club promotes a diverse and inclusive learning environment, explores different perspectives and ideas through books, and fosters professional development and growth.