Biography

Dr. Mona Robbins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Licensed Psychologist for the UT Southwestern Comprehensive Adult Sickle Cell Disease Program. Her expertise is based in an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Howard University and a doctoral degree in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her additional post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas has aided in her developmental understanding of psychological factors that impact medical condition management.

Dr. Robbins developed a program of Psychological Services for adult patients with sickle cell disease from the transition point of young to later adulthood. Diagnostic evaluations and interventions are provided across both outpatient and inpatient settings with a focus on a variety of dynamics that impact functioning and health promotion such as:

  • Adherence to Medical Regimen
  • Coping Skill Development
  • Mental Health Wellness 
  • Pain and Stress Management
  • Premature Mortality
  • Quality of Life Enhancement
  • Sociocultural Influences

Education

Internship
Medical College of Georgia (2013), Clinical Psychology
Graduate School
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013), Clinical Psychology
Fellowship
Children's Health Dallas (2014), Pediatric Psychology

Specialty Areas

  • Blood Disorders (Hematology)

Honors & Awards

  • Arnie Miller Memorial Achievement Award for Clinical and Community Practice
  • Diversifying Faculty Initiative Fellow (DFI), Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Gates Millennium Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Dallas Psychological Association (DPA), Board of Trustees
  • Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network (SCAPN)
  • Society for Health Psychology (SfHP)
  • Texas Psychological Association (TPA)