Robin Bartlett, PhD, RN

Primary Institution:
University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
Capstone College of Nursing
Professor, Associate Dean for Research, Joint PhD Program Coordinator
Current SEPA Project

Dr. Robin Bartlett joined the Capstone College of Nursing in 2019. She previously taught for many years and served as Director of the Ph.D. in nursing program for four years at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to that Dr. Bartlett’s clinical focus area was the psychiatric and mental health inpatient setting, where she served in staff nurse and leadership roles. She has also worked in the community focused on the care of persons with psychiatric and mental health issues.

Gaining inspiration from her clinical practice experiences, Dr. Bartlett’s primary research focus is in understanding and prevention of risky behaviors, primarily among minority youth. Broadly she is interested in health disparities research. She has conducted intervention studies focused on the prevention of risky sex behaviors that could lead to negative health outcomes for minority adolescent girls. She has also conducted nursing education research. Other areas of research/methods interest include parenting, interdisciplinary research, health systems research, analysis of existing data, and community-based participatory research.

Dr. Bartlett’s recent teaching experiences have been with MSN students pursuing degrees in nursing administration, working with DNP students on capstone projects, and teaching PhD courses including quantitative methods and the various roles of the PhD-prepared nurse. She has led and served on a number of dissertation committees.

Dr. Bartlett is actively involved with several organizations. She has held elected leadership positions with Sigma Theta Tau International at the local, regional and international levels. She is active in the Southern Nursing Research Society having served in elected positions with that organization. She is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi.

Across her career Dr. Bartlett has received awards in teaching, leadership and scholarship/research. Two of these include being recognized as a “Great 100” nurse in North Carolina and the D. Jean Wood Nursing Scholarship Award from SNRS.

Dr. Bartlett has been married for over 30 years to Ken Byrd, a retired college professor. Between them they have 4 children and 7 grandchildren living across several states along the eastern seaboard.

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