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Camille A. Robinson, MD, MPH, FAAP

Dr. Camille Robinson is a public health-trained pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine and Addiction Medicine committed to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable youth. She is a Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego. She currently also staffs an adolescent and young adult medicine clinic at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) providing primary and subspecialty care to military dependents. 

Dr. Robinson has expertise in adolescent addiction medicine and health disparities. A major focus of her clinical and research interests includes combining fostering resilience with the prevention and interruption of cycles of adversity that lead to health disparities among vulnerable youth, including child welfare involved youth, justice involved youth, and youth using substances. She has authored articles on managing opioid use disorder among youth, authored a book chapter on adolescent health disparities, and delivered lectures and trainings on racism and health disparities both nationally and regionally. Dr. Robinson is also committed to training the next generation of pediatricians and is involved in mentoring pediatric fellows, residents, and medical students. She serves as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) California Chapter 3, an Executive Committee member on the AAP Council on Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care (COFCAKC), as well as, a Board of Directors member on the National Association for Children of Addiction.



Undergraduate Education: Howard University, BS in Nutritional Sciences
Medical Degree: University of California San Francisco
Master Degree: University of California Berkeley, MPH (Maternal and Child Health Concentration)
Residency: Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine and Addiction Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Special Certification:

  • Board Certified in General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Board Certified in Adolescent Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine

Scholarly Work

Areas of Interest

  • Racism and Health Disparities
  • Child welfare involved youth
  • Trauma and Resilience
  • Adolescent Addiction Medicine

5 Most Relevant Publications

  1. The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Hadland SE, Aalsma MC, Akgul S, Alinsky RA, Bruner A, Chadi N, Galagali PM, Kreida EC, Robinson CA, Wilson JD. Medication for Adolescents and Young Adults with Opioid Use Disorder. Journal of Adolescent Health. In press. Published online 2021 Jan 21:S1054-139X(20)30848-X. Doi: .
  2. Robinson CA, Wilson JD. Management of Opioid Misuse and Opioid Use Disorders Among Youth. Pediatrics. 2020 May; 145(Supplement 2) S153-164. Doi:
  3. Robinson CA, Trent M, Ellen J, Matson P. Rethinking Urban Female Adolescents' Safety Net: The Role of Family, Peers, and Sexual Partners in Social Support. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2020 May; 34(4):431-435. Doi:10.1177/0890117119896194. Epub 2019 Dec 23.
  4. Robinson CA, Trent M. (2019) Adolescent Health Disparities: Historical Context and Current Realities. In: Barkley L, Svetaz M, Chulani V. (eds) Promoting Health Equity Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Adolescents. Springer, Cham. DOI: . First online 10 November 2018.
  5. Robinson CA, Cohen AK, Rehkopf DH, Deardorff J, Ritchie L, Jayaweera RT, Coyle JR, Abrams B. Pregnancy and post-delivery maternal weight changes and overweight in preschool children. Preventive Medicine. 2014 Mar; 60:77-82. Doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.12.018. Epub 2013 Dec

5 Most Relevant Presentations

  1. Robinson CA. Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Pediatric Primary Care. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center 46th Annual Pediatric Trends. Baltimore, MD. May 3, 2019.
  2. Robinson CA, Van Eck K, Matson P. Using Latent Class Analysis to Understand the Complex Relationship Between Caregiver-Adolescent Relationships and Maltreatment. Platform Presentation at the 2019 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Annual Conference. March 2019.
  3. Wilson JD, Robinson C, Sternberg D, Rahmandar M, Mesheriakova V, Hadland S. Integrating Harm Reduction Principles into Adolescent and Young Adult Clinical Care Settings. Workshop at the 2019 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Annual Conference. March 2019.
  4. Robinson CA, Seltzer R. Caring for Children and Adolescents in Foster Care at a Resident Teaching Clinic: Improving Provider Knowledge and Documentation. Platform Presentation at the 2019 Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Region IV Annual Meeting. Charlottesville, VA. February 2019.
  5. Robinson CA. From Foster Care to Juvenile Justice Involvement: Reducing Disproportionate Crossover Youth Contact via a Trauma-Informed Approach. 2018 Coalition for Juvenile Justice Disproportionate Minority Contact National Conference. Baltimore, MD. November 28, 2018.



  • Clinical Preceptor for UCSD/NMCSD residents, Uniformed Services University medical students, and military physician assistant students, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Clinic at Naval Medical Center San Diego (2019-present)
  • Preceptor, UCSD School of Medicine Ambulatory Care Apprenticeship (2021-present)
  • Scholarly Oversight Committee Member for a UCSD Pediatric Fellow (2020-present)
  • Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics Morning Report, Naval Medical Center San Diego (2019-present)
  • Lecturer, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Psychopathology Lecture Series, Naval Medical Center San Diego (2019-present)
  • Guest Lecturer, American College of Academic Addiction Medicine Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion National Didactic Curriculum
  • Guest Lecturer, Johns Hopkins Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Grand Rounds 


  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion, AAP California Chapter 3 (2020-present)
  • Board of Directors Member, National Association for Children of Addiction (2020-present)
  • Executive Committee, AAP Council on Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care (2020-present) 


  • Peer reviewer for Pediatrics and the Journal of Pediatrics (2019-present)
  • Advisor, Naval Medicine Center San Diego Pediatric Residency Program (2020-present)
  • Liaison, AAP Section on Pediatric Trainees (2019-2021)
  • Chair, Johns Hopkins Department of Pediatrics Diversity Council (2015-2016)