Laura Robbins, DSW, CSW, MSW

Laura Robbins, DSW, CSW, MSW has contributed to the following educational materials:

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Selected Publications

Robbins, L. Health Disparities: Access or Attitudes? in Jones L. D et al., An Update on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Current State of Evidence. Arthritis Care and Research, in press

Robbins L. Social and Cultural Assessment. In: Robbins, L, Hannon, M, Burckhardt C, and DeHoratius, R (Eds.). Primer on Clinical Care in the Rheumatic Diseases, 2nd Edition, The American College of Rheumatology, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001

Robbins L. Patient Education. In: J Klippel, C Weyand, R Wortmann (Eds.). Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases, 12th Edition,. National Arthritis Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001

Robbins, L. Qualitative Research: Contributions to Scientific Inquiry and Patient Care,Arthritis Care and Research, Arthritis Care and Research, August, 1998, 11 (4), 225-227.

Robbins, L. Patient education in osteoarthritis management, A Special Report: Osteoarthritis Guidelines, Postgraduate Medicine, August, 1998.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Research Description

Qualitative Methods and Health Care Utilization

Dr. Robbins’ research involves the development of culturally sensitive strategies to meet the needs of underserved, diverse communities. She is investigating service utilization in disease specific areas, such as osteoporosis and lupus, evaluating how knowledge and beliefs mediate utilization of existing services.

Dr. Robbins is currently a co-investigator on a NHLBI-funded Cornell Translational Behavioral Research Consortium led by Dr. Mary Charlson contributing her expertise in qualitative research methodology.

She is also a Principal Investigator on a New York State Osteoporosis Prevention thru Education Programs, NYSOPEP, funded by a five year grant from the New York State Department of Health. The main aim of this funding is on developing effective public health strategies on osteoporosis prevention aimed at women, and men, of all ages.

Clinical Trials


Contact Information

Office Locations

HSS Research Institute
515 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1057

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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