Mary E. Robbins

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Mary E. Robbins

Office: 1120 Rolfe Hall



Research Interests:

Her current focus includes an analysis of the effects of microfinance on household gender relations in rural Bangladesh, a feminist analysis of federally funded economic policies that target women in the United States, and using the social determinants of health framework to understand health outcomes for children in south Florida. For the 2019-2020 academic year, she is a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Predoctoral Trainee through the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Mary is a doctoral student who uses multiple methodologies to study how macro-level social and economic policies affect gender relations, violence, health, and economic well-being at the household and community levels in the United States and the Global South. The methods she uses include population surveys, original surveys, in-depth interviews, and ethnography.