Rebecca Robbins, Ph.D.



Dr. Robbins is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School where she works with Dr. Charles Czeisler and Dr. Laura Barger. Her research uses marketing and novel communication tools and technologies (i.e., smartphones and other mobile devices) to design persuasive behavior change interventions to improve population sleep health.

Her research has appeared in such peer-reviewed publications as SLEEP, Sleep Health, Prevention Science, Health Communication, Preventing Chronic Disease, and the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. In 2011, Dr. Robbins co-authored a book summarizing these findings entitled Sleep for Success! with Dr. James B. Maas.

Dr. Robbins has been interviewed in such publications as the New York Times, the Financial Times, and Readers' Digest.  She has appeared in National television segments for Fox Business News, ABC Nightline, and CBS This Morning. Dr. Robbins holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Health Marketing from Cornell University. She has held a teaching position in psychology at the Weill Cornell Medical College in Doha, Qatar.

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