Teresa (TC) Robbins, M.D., M.P.H.
University of California, San Diego; TC grew up in San Diego, CA as the youngest of three close siblings. After studying tropical ecology and biology at Stanford University, she completed a Masters in Latin American Studies and traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico to learn more about immigration policy and migrant health. Her experiences as a free clinic Spanish interpreter convinced her to dedicate her career to providing high-quality healthcare for underserved populations. As an Americorps member for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, she coordinated efforts to prevent and treat tooth decay among low-income preschoolers. She returned to her hometown for medical school where she quickly joined the med student sand volleyball team and became a women’s clinic manager at the student-run free clinics. She and a classmate reinstated the Border Health Project to improve access to healthcare for migrant farmworkers in north San Diego. As a member of UCSD’s PRIME-Health Equity program, TC completed an MPH at UC Berkeley where she investigated the medical and social characteristics of “superutilizer” patients in safety net hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco. Her clinical interests include gynecology, family planning, palliative care and HIV care. In her free time, she enjoys painting, making jewelry, hiking, cycling, playing volleyball, and listening to podcasts. She is thrilled to be back in Northern California to explore the redwoods and spend time with the wonderful people at the SRFMR program!
Alumni Year: 2020