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Lynne Robins, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Primary
  • MEE


Educator development and mentorship; curriculum development; science of teaching and learning; communication in the health professions, qualitative research.


Director, Center for Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education and Director, University of Washington’s Teaching Scholars Program.

Representative publications:

Robins, L.S. and Wolf, F.M. Confrontation and politeness strategies in physician-patient interactions. Social Science and Medicine, 1988, 27: 217-221.

Robins, L.S., White, B.C., Fantone, J.C.  The difficulty of sustaining curricular reforms: A study of “drift” at one school. Academic Medicine; 2000, 75: 801-805.

Robins, L, Jackson, JE, Green, BB, Korngiebel, D, Force, RW, Baldwin, L-M. Translating an evidence-based intervention to improve blood pressure control into community based practice: A qualitative assessment of barriers and facilitators. J Am Board Fam Med 2013; 26:539 –557.

Shapiro J, Robins L, Galowitz P, Gallagher TH, Bell S. Disclosure Coaching: An Ask-Tell-Ask Model to Support Clinicians in Disclosure Conversations. J Patient Saf. 2018 May 16;. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000491. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29781980.

Jauregui J, O’Sullivan P, Kalishman S, Nishimura H, Robins L. Remooring: A Qualitative Focus Group Exploration of How Educators Maintain Identity in a Sea of Competing Demands. Acad Med. 2019;94(1):122-128. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002394. PubMed PMID: 30095452.

Jauregui J, Watsjold B, Welsh L, Ilgen J, Robins L. Generational “Othering”: The myth of the Millennial Learner. Medical Education. 2019;

Riddell J., Robins L., Brown A., Sherbino J., Lin M., Ilgen J.S. Independent and Interwoven: A Qualitative Exploration of Residents’ Experiences With Educational Podcasts, Academic Medicine: 2020; 95(1):89-96 doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002984

Riddell JC, Robins L, Sherbino J, Brown A, Ilgen J. Residents’ Perceptions of Effective Features of Educational Podcasts. West J Emerg Med. 2021 Jan;22(1)26-32. PMID: 33439799.