Robin Wood, Ed.D., RN is an associate professor at the Connell School of Nursing. In her faculty role as asssociate professor, Dr. Wood is the teacher of record for health assessment across the lifespan, an undergraduate course. In her previous role as director of the learning resource center, she directed issues related to curriculum, development, staffing, scheduling, purchasing and maintenance of equipment in the learning resource centers.
Dr. Wood's research interests include instructional design in collegiate nursing laboratories as well as design of programs to promote health maintenance and cancer surveillance in vulnerable populations. She has completed funded research projects for private, state and federal agencies including the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and NIH/National Cancer Institute. Dr. Wood was Principal Investigator for NIH/NCI Small Business Innovation Research Phase I & II grants to design ethnically sensitive breast health interventions for older women. Additionally, she was the Principal Investigator for a Susan G. Komen grant through Brigham and Women's Hospital/Partners Healthcare. The project explored breast cancer risk appraisal among elderly women.
Dr. Wood is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and publishes in a number of nursing and health profession journals.