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Loren Robinson, MD

Pennsylvania Department of Health,

Deputy Secretary Health Promotion Disease Prevention


Loren Robinson, MD, MSHP is the Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Her focus is on preventive health and wellness programs geared toward improving the well-being of all Pennsylvanians. Prior to joining the Pennsylvania Department of Health, she completed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania where she also served as a fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and the Penn Institute for Urban Research. Dr. Robinson received her medical degree from Duke University and completed the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program at UNC Chapel Hill in North Carolina. As both a practicing internist and pediatrician, she cares for patients of all ages. Dr. Robinson’s research focuses on interventions to improve social determinants of health and provide sustainable improvements in health outcomes. As one of the top ranking public health officials in the state of Pennsylvania, she has recently spoken on the importance of issues such as Lead Poisoning, Teen Health, Immunizations, and the Zika Virus. Recently, Dr. Robinson accepted the invitation to join the board of the Food Trust, a national nonprofit that works to ensure universal access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Dr. Robinson attended Spelman College in Atlanta, GA where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in French. Dr. Robinson resides in Philadelphia and enjoys traveling, cooking, mentoring, and running to stay fit in the City of Brotherly Love.