Robert (Bob) Atkins has a Bachelor ’s degree in Political Science and American Civilizations from Brown University and in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing his nursing degree, Bob moved to the city of Camden where he worked as a school nurse at East Camden Middle School and co-founded the Camden STARR Program, a non-profit youth development program dedicated to improving the life chances of youth living in Camden. Bob’s work in Camden motivated him to pursue a PhD in the Department of Public Health at Temple University which he completed in 2004.
Research Interests include:
Health of children living in distressed environments
Health and well-being of vulnerable populations living in high poverty neighborhoods