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Lynne Robins, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Primary
  • MEE


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