Ina I. Robinson is a Program Director at the National Collaborative for Health Equity. In this role, she works across key strategy areas focused on racial healing by dismantling the belief in racial hierarchy and its harmful consequences, using data and evidence to spur action toward achieving health equity & policy change, and shaping health equity through transformative leadership programs.
Prior to joining the National Collaborative for Health Equity, Ina was the Senior Manager for Programs and Health Equity at the Safe States Alliance (Safe States), a national nonprofit professional association focused on strengthening the practice of injury and violence prevention (IVP). While there, she led numerous programs and evaluation efforts, provided training and technical assistance to practitioners, and spearheaded cross-cutting initiatives to address IVP topic areas through an equitable lens. Prior to joining Safe States, Ina was a Health Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention supporting state and local public health programming.
A published author and experienced leader, Ina has worked as a public health practitioner for more than 15 years. Ina’s background is in behavioral science research methods, public health program development and management, data analysis, program evaluation methods, implementing equity approaches across public health topic areas, and applying a social justice lens to public health-related initiatives. She is passionate about developing future health equity leaders, activating change through intentional collaborations, and promoting a transformative approach to improve our social structures and policies.
A native of Niagara Falls, NY, Ina earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Hampton University. She earned her Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. Ina is currently pursuing her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree in Health Policy and Management at the University of Georgia.