Beatrice "Bean" Robinson



Bean "Bean" Robinson, Ph.D., is professor, MN Licensed Psychologist (LP), MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and State-approved LMFT Supervisor at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Health (ISGH). Dr. Robinson received her PhD from the University of Minnesota and received NIMH funding to complete a postdoctoral training in Asian-American mental health and research methods at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Her current area of emphasis is exploring the sexual health of Somali women living in Minnesota who have experienced female genital cutting/circumcision/female genital mutilation. Other foci of her professional activities have been examining and promoting HIV prevention in sexual and ethnic minority communities (African-born HIV- positive men, African American women and men, HIV-positive African American men who have sex with men, men who have sex with men, Hmong women and men, bisexual women, and transgender individuals) and examining risk factors leading to sexual offending. She is a researcher-clinician who investigates and develops new methods, techniques, and programs to promote sexual and psychological health; she has been a practicing psychotherapist/clinician her entire career. Dr. Robinson has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and books, has been the principal or co-investigator on numerous research grants, and is on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. She is an active teacher and has provided clinical training for psychologists, marriage and family therapists, medical students and residents. She has also developed HIV/STD prevention curricula and has given numerous presentations at professional meetings nationally and internationally. She is the past-president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and Executive Director for the World Professional Association of Transgender Health. Pronouns: she/her/hers.




Institute for Sexual and Gender Health
1300 South 2nd Street, Suite 180
Minneapolis, MN 55455