Robin Strongin recently closed Amplify Public Affairs, LLC (a woman-owned small business), and sold (to HIMSS) her award winning Disruptive Women in Health Care blog®, in order to start the Center for Contemporary Political Art, a new non-profit she co-founded with Emmy award winning journalist, Charles Krause.  Robin is also serving as a Strategic Advisor for the Foundation for Art and Healing, currently focused on the public health issues related to loneliness and social isolation. An accomplished public affairs expert with over 30 years of experience working in Washington, D.C., Robin has worked with and for federal and state governments, regulatory agencies, the White House, Congress, think tanks, nonprofit organizations, corporations, start-ups, coalitions and trade associations. Robin was selected as a Presidential Management Intern and worked in the Office of Legislation and Policy in the Health Care Financing Administration (now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission (now the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission) in addition to serving in the Office of Congressman James J. Florio (D-NJ).

Robin currently serves on the following boards: the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (founded by Dr. Oliver Sacks); AcademyHealth’s Translation and Dissemination Institute Advisory Committee; and Physician-Parent Caregivers. She is a member of the Washington DC Capital Speakers Club and is a Contributor to The Hill newspaper. In October 2015, Robin was named to the National Alzheimer’s Scientific, Patient and Caregiver Advisory Council of the newly approved PCORI-funded Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patient/Caregiver-Powered Research Network (AD-PCPRN) and was named a Woman of Impact ( in December 2015.

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Using the Arts to Address Racism in Health Care

AcademyHealth’s Paradigm Project is looking outside the health care field for inspiration in reimagining health services research. AcademyHealth Senior Scholar Robin Strongin highlights the role visual arts can play in exposing racial bias and draws insights from racial equity efforts in the museum world that could be applied to health care.
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