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Cheryl Robertson Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN


Cheryl Robertson, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN is a Public Health Nurse, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota, and former Director of International Programs at the Center for Victims of Torture. She has pursued a pathway of scholarship, public health nursing practice, and service both nationally and globally. Her current work applies a strengths perspective to provide an understanding of refugee health, trauma, and coping in the aftermath of war and civil conflict. Building upon qualitative narratives and quantitative measures of psychosocial functioning among refugee youth and adults, she leads an interdisciplinary team in developing and testing community-based interventions to support healthy coping and healing among Somali and Oromo refugee communities. She is a university liaison in the Congo Basin for the USAID-RESPOND Emerging Pandemic Threats project, working at the interface of animal, environmental, and human health in Eastern and Central Africa.