Nurse-Midwifery; Certified Nurse Midwife 2002- present
Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
African American women's infant feeding decisions; Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy; Nursing interventions to help increase breastfeeding rates among African American women; Infant mortality; Nursing Workforce Diversity
Titles of Courses Recently Taught
K. Robinson & L. VandeVusse. (in press, 2010). African American Women’s infant feeding choices: Prenatal breastfeeding self-efficacy and narratives from a Black Feminist perspective. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing.
K. Robinson. (2010). Neither White nor male: Female faculty of color [Review of the book, Neither White nor male: Female faculty of color, by K. G. Hendrix]. The ABNF Journal, 21(3), 66-67.
K. Robinson & L. VandeVusse. (2009). Exploration of African American women’s infant feeding choices. Journal of National Black Nurses Association. 20(2), 32-37.
K. Robinson. (2009). A pilot study of African American women’s narratives about their newborn feeding choices [Abstract]. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31(8), 1082-1083. doi: 10.1177/0193945909342527 African American Women’s infant feeding Choices: Prenatal breastfeeding self-efficacy and narratives from a Black Feminist perspective. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing.
Grant or Awards
2011-Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Childbearing Related Research Section New Investigator Award.
2010- NBNA Leadership Institute Fellow
2009-Midwest Nursing Research Society Student Poster Winner: Doctoral Category
2009-National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations, Inc. Poster Presentation Excellence Award
2007-Recipient of the Richard Frenn, Sr. and Freda Frenn Service Award. Awarded: $1,000 by Marquette University College of Nursing
Supplemental subsidy for federally funded Creating Nursing Workforce Diversity grant