Robey B. Champine, PhD, MS, MPH, is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and the Division of Public Health. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from Smith College, her Master’s degrees in criminology and public health from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, respectively, and her doctorate in Child Study and Human Development from Tufts University. She completed her NIH T32 postdoctoral training at the Yale School of Medicine and the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut.
Dr. Champine’s program of research uses community-based participatory and mixed-methods techniques to examine how multilevel interventions (e.g., youth development programs, trauma-informed practices) can help to prevent risk and promote thriving among youth and families who are exposed to adversity. She teaches courses in social and behavioral aspects of public health, program evaluation, and child and adolescent development. In addition, she serves as the Co-Chair of the Student and Early Career Council of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and as the early career representative to the SRCD Governing Council. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Champine was a Radcliffe/Rappaport Doctoral Policy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and a psychological and behavioral analyst for the FBI.