Deborah Robinson

  • Field Assistant Professor

Deborah Robinson, MSW, LSW, is a Field Education Coordinator, Lecturer & the Director of the Home and School Visitor Program. Ms. Robinson holds a graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a BFA in painting from Seton Hill University.  Prior to joining Pitt, Ms. Robinson worked as the Administrator of Behavioral Health & Social Services at Alma Illery Medical Center, a federally qualified health center where she served the uninsured and underinsured for over 20 years. Deborah has functioned as adjunct faculty since 2006, becoming full time Field Faculty in 2019 and was a Field Instructor for 15 years. Outside of the university, Ms. Robinson has participated in the UPMC Intermediation Program since 2005 as a Consultant. 

Research Interests

  • Best practices in school social work
  • Burnout and contributing/mitigating factors among BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)