Robin Yabroff, PhD, is an epidemiologist and Scientific Vice President, Health Services Research, at the American Cancer Society. She conducts research on the economic burden of cancer; patterns of cancer care, including high-cost prescription drugs; health insurance benefit design; and patient, provider, and health system factors associated with quality and value of cancer care.
Dr. Yabroff has more than 20 years of health services research experience and currently has adjunct positions within the Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University and the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Prior to joining the American Cancer Society, she held positions within the Office of Health Policy, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Health Services and Economics Branch of the National Cancer Institute, and the faculty of the Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University. She earned her PhD in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and received an MBA from the University of Rochester.
Dr. Yabroff has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and has also co-authored invited editorials, commentaries, and book chapters. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, a founding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, and a member of the editorial board of the JCO Oncology Practice. Dr. Yabroff has received multiple National Institutes of Health Merit Awards for her research leadership and mentorship.