Robina M. Bhasin, EdM

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Robina Bhasin
72 East Concord Street


Robina M. Bhasin is the Director of Faculty Development for the Boston University Medical Campus. Since 2013 she has also served as the Director of Faculty Development & Diversity in the Department of Medicine at the BU School of Medicine. In these roles, she seeks to foster an inclusive and collaborative environment that supports the faculty in advancing their careers in ways that are personally meaningful, and that contribute to public health through excellence in education, research, and clinical care. In collaboration with her faculty development colleagues, Robina develops, implements, and evaluates longitudinal career development and mentoring programs for early and mid-career, and under-represented minority faculty members, provides individual career consultations for faculty, and contributes to improving faculty diversity and career flexibility policies and resources across the Boston University Medical Campus.

Robina has more than 15 years of experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of domestic and international professional development programs for health practitioners and educators. Before coming to Boston University Medical Campus, she designed and delivered interactive online trainings for the Center for Social Innovation in various fields that improve the practices of human service providers, including Critical Time Intervention (CTI), trauma-informed care, and understanding serious mental illness. From 2007 to 2011 she developed and implemented the curricula of the Center for Higher Education in the Middle East’s professional development programs for secondary school teachers in eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa, and in the United States. Prior to this, she coordinated capacity building meetings and trainings for doctors and Ministers of Health from post-conflict countries throughout the world, as a Research Assistant at the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma.

Robina holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Latin American Studies from Tufts University, and a Master’s degree in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Other Positions

  • Director of Faculty Development and Diversity, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine


  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Power CM, Thorndyke LE, Milner RJ, Lowney K, Irvin CG, Fonseca-Kelly Z, Benjamin EJ, Bhasin RM, Connelly MT. Advancing Professional Development Through a Community of Practice: the New England Network for Faculty Affairs. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2018; 38(1):73-78. PMID: 29369267.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2016

    Campion MW, Bhasin RM, Beaudette DJ, Shann MH, Benjamin EJ. Mid-career faculty development in academic medicine: How does it impact faculty and institutional vitality? J Fac Dev. 2016 Sep; 30(3):49-64. PMID: 27942418.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2005

    McDonald LS, Bhasin RM, Mollica RF. Cross-Cultural Psychiatry (Georgiopoulous AM, Rosenbaum JF, eds.). Project 1 Billion: A Global Model for the Mental Health Recovery of Post-Conflict Societies. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia. 2005.

  • Published on 1/1/2005

    Bhasin RM, Lavelle J, Mollica RF, Rosi L. Project 1 Billion and Post-Tsunami Recovery. World Federation for Mental Health Newsletter. 2005; (4).

  • Published on 1/1/2004

    Mollica RF, Guerra R, Bhasin RM, Lavelle J, eds. Project 1 Billion Book of Best Practices: Trauma and the Role of Mental Health in Post-Conflict Recovery. Cambridge. 2004.

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