Bean E. Robinson, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Bean E. Robinson

Contact Info

brobinson@umphysicians.umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-1500

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
180 West Bank Office Bldg
1300 S Second St
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, University of Minnesota

Summary

Bean Robinson, Ph.D., is clinic medical director, associate professor, MN Licensed Psychologist (LP), MN Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and State-approved LMFT Supervisor, and coordinator of Relationship and Sex Therapy services at the Program in Human Sexuality. Dr. Robinson received her PhD from the University of Minnesota and received NIMH funding to complete a postdoctoral training in Asian-American mental health and research methods at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Her current area of emphasis is exploring the sexual health of Somali women living in Minnesota who have experienced female genital cutting/circumcision/female genital mutilation. Other foci of her professional activities have been examining and promoting HIV prevention in sexual and ethnic minority communities (African-born HIV- positive men, African American women and men, HIV-positive African American men who have sex with men, men who have sex with men, Hmong women and men, bisexual women, and transgender individuals) and examining risk factors leading to sexual offending. She is a researcher-clinician who investigates and develops new methods, techniques, and programs to promote sexual and psychological health; she has been a practicing psychotherapist/clinician her entire career. Dr. Robinson has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and books, has been the principal or co-investigator on numerous research grants, and is on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. She is an active teacher and has provided clinical training for psychologists, marriage and family therapists, medical students and residents. She has also developed HIV/STD prevention curricula and has given numerous presentations at professional meetings nationally and internationally. She is the past-president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and Executive Director for the World Professional Association of Transgender Health.

Expertise

HIV prevention, sexual abuse, transgender, and Hmong populations

Research

Publications

Connor JJ, Lund SM, Ciesinski A, Finsaas M, Bichanga T, Robinson BE. The East African HIV prevention model: perspectives from HIV-positive male immigrants living in the U.S. [published online ahead of print May 9, 2016]. Cogent Medicine. doi: 10.1080/2331205X.2016.1175402.

Grey JA, Robinson BE, Coleman E, Bockting WO. A systematic review of instruments that measure attitudes toward homosexual men. J Sex Research. 2013;50(3-4):329-52.

Robinson BE, Galbraith J, Swinburne Romine RE, Zhang QC, Herbst JH. Differences between HIV-positive and HIV-negative African American men who have sex with men in two major U.S. metropolitan areas. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 2013;42(2):267-78.

Robinson BE, Galbraith J, Lund SM, Hamilton A, Shankle M. The process of adaptation of a community-level, evidence-based intervention for HIV-positive African American men who have sex with men in two cities. AIDS Education and Prevention. 2012;24(3):206-27.

Coleman E, Bockting W, Botzer M, Cohen-Kettenis P, DeCuypere G, Feldman J...Robinson BE, et al. Standards of care for the health of transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people, 7th version. International Journal of Transgenderism. 2012;13(4):165-232.

Robinson BE, Galbraith J, Lund SM, Hamilton A, Shankle M. The process of adaptation of a community-level, evidence-based intervention for HIV-positive African American men who have sex with men in two cities. AIDS Education and Prevention. 2012;24(3):206-27.