Scientific Director, Nursing, Whole Person Health and Academic Research
Member, OneFlorida+ Executive Committee
Dr. Patricia Robinson is the scientific director of Nursing, Whole Person Health, and Academic Research at AdventHealth. She has been a research leader at AdventHealth since 2009, when she left her tenure-track academic appointment in the College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida to pursue biobehavioral research full-time.
In 1994, she received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Central Florida. She completed her graduate work at the University of Florida, receiving a master of science degree in nursing in 2000 and a Ph.D. in nursing in 2006.
She has received numerous awards and accolades for her research, leadership and service. As a highly regarded nurse scientist, she understands the intricacies of the challenges faced by caregivers, the rigorous demands of scientific inquiry, and how to merge the two perspectives. She provides effective leadership by leveraging her 16 years of direct clinical care experience with a sophisticated understanding of methodology. Dr. Robinson’s teams develop and implement innovative, data-driven solutions to improve care quality and processes. She has a well-established history of external collaborations designed to advance the field of health care. Her expertise is complemented with her passion for addressing the needs of medically underrepresented. She seeks to identify barriers to care of the stigmatized and medically underserved while working tirelessly to promote public policy changes that impact community health.