Jennifer Robbins MD, MPH

Instructor

Jennifer Robbins is an instructor at PolicyLab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and an attending physician in CHOP's Healthy Weight Program (HWP), as well as an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She has advanced clinical training in treating children and adolescents with overweight and obesity within a multidisciplinary team. Her research interests include addressing social determinants of early childhood obesity, disparities in childhood obesity treatment and outcomes, and understanding interventions that address food access as a means to improve child weight status. She is also interested in improving policies that relate to food systems and physical activity.

Dr. Robbins earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from Boston University. She then completed a pediatric residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where she received the American Academy of Pediatrics Pennsylvania Chapter Resident Recognition Award for advocacy work related to food policy and food insecurity. Subsequently she completed a Fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics in the Division of Weight Management at Nemours/DuPont Hospital for Children, while earning her Master's of Public Health degree at the Jefferson College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University.