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Leslie A. Robinson, Ph.D.

Leslie A. Robinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Health

Psychology Building, Room 334
Office Hours


1990, Ph.D., The University of Memphis, Clinical Psychology
1981, M.S., Florida State University, Clinical Psychology
1979, Fulbright-Hays Full Grant to Study at Georg August Universitaet, Germany
1978, B.A., Rhodes College

Research Interests

  • Tobacco use: causes, prevention, and cessation programs
  • Smoking among medically fragile children
  • Adolescent risk behaviors
  • Contributors to ethnic disparities in health
  • Training health care providers to reduce adolescent risk behaviors
  • The effects of medical illness on emotional and cognitive functioning


Recent Publications (*denotes Dr. Robinson's student)

  • *Clawson, A. H., Robinson, L. A., & Berlin, K. S. (under review). The associations between adolescent smoking trajectories and physician communication about tobacco, sex, and race in a primarily African American sample.

  • *Clawson, A. H., Robinson, L. A., & *Ali, J. (under review). Physician advice to adolescents about smoking: who gets advised and who benefits most?

  • *Farrell, A. S., Robinson, L. A., & *Ali, J. S. (under review). How do young adults define smoking? A study of individual differences.

  • *Yurasek, A., Robinson, L. A., & Parra, G. (in press). Ethnic and gender differences in strategies used by adolescents when attempting to quit or reduce smoking. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse.

  • Robinson, L. A., *Clawson, A. H., Weinberg, J. A., *Salgado-Garcia, F. I., & Ali, J. S. (2015). Physician intervention for improving tobacco control among parents who use tobacco. Clinical Pediatrics, 1-7 doi:10.1177/0009922814567304.

  • Robinson, L. A., *Clawson, A. H., Weinberg, J., & *Salgado-Garcia, F. (2012). The results of a feasibility study of pediatricians' impact on parental control of tobacco products. Published in the annual American Academy of Pediatrics research summary.

  • *Kahalley, L. S., Robinson, L. A., Tyc, V. L., Hudson, M. M., Leisenring, W., Stratton, K., Zeltzer, L., Mertens, A. C., Robison, L. L., Hinds, P. S. (2012). Risk factors for smoking among adolescent survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the childhood cancer survivor study. Pediatric Blood and Cancer.

  • *Hum, A. M., Robinson, L. A., Jackson, A. A., & Ali, K. S. (2011). Physician communication about smoking and tobacco use. Pediatrics, 127(6): e1368-74.

  • *Dalton, W. T., III, Klesges, L. M., Henderson, L., Somes, G., Robinson, L., & Johnson, K. C. (2010). Gender, smoking status and risk behavior attitudes explain adolescents' patterns of nicotine replacement therapy use. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 147-151.

  • *Kahalley, L. S., Robinson, L. A., Tyc, V. L., Hudson, M. M., Leisenring, W., Stratton, K., Zeltzer, L., Mertens, A. C., Robison, L. L., Hinds, P. S. (2010). Attentional and executive dysfunction as predictors of smoking within the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Cohort. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 12, 344-354.