Robin Pearce is the Cluster Coordinator for our Faculty Cluster Initiative where she works closely with Associate Director Denise Herd to provide critical research, administrative, and logistical support in the planning, coordination, development and administration of the faculty clusters and their related activities.
Prior to joining the Othering & Belonging Institute in 2021, Robin worked for a number of public health organizations, including Alameda County's COVID-19 response, where she managed the development of digital and print communications and guidance about COVID-19 prevention, testing, and vaccination for the general public. She previously worked for the National Union of Healthcare Workers, Kaiser Permanente, and held multiple positions at Capacity for Health, a program of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, where she partnered with communities across the US and the Pacific to deliver HIV prevention services. Early in her career, she worked with Spanish-speaking residents of New Orleans to provide sexual health education and HIV testing.
Robin has always been interested in the intersection of health, structural racism, and beliefs, and has explored these themes as a qualitative researcher with Meredith Minkler, Osagie Obasogie, and the Diversity and Health Disparities working group on policing led by Denise Herd. In 2018, she authored a policy brief about the relationship between place and health for the Diversity and Health Disparities Cluster.
Robin received her Masters in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, and her bachelor's degree in Religious Studies at Yale University. She is a graduate of K-12 public schools in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and the proud daughter of a union president.