19270-Robbins, Cynthia

Cynthia L. Robbins, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

410 West 10th Street
Suite 1001

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Meet Cynthia Robbins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0q1-cXYv20

Dr. Cynthia Robbins MD MS is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the IU School of Medicine. Her interests include providing high quality health care services to adolescents in underserved areas, including comprehensive reproductive health care. Clinical services she provides are pediatric and adolescent gynecology and adolescent primary care.

She is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She is the director of the resident rotation in adolescent medicine for the pediatrics program at Riley Hospital for Children. She is on the board of directors for the Indiana chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and active in both the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. She has served on several state committees as an adolescent health expert as well.

Key Publications

Robbins CL, Fortenberry JD, Roth AM, Ott MA. Pre-Menarchal Girls’ Genital Exam
Experiences. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2012; 51(2): 179-183.

Robbins CL, Schick V, Reece M, Herbenick D, Sanders SA, Dodge B, Fortenberry JD.
Prevalence, Frequency, and Associations of Masturbation with Partnered Sexual Behaviors among US Adolescents. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2011; 165(12):1087-1093.

Vilano SE, Robbins CL, Common Prepubertal Vulvar Conditions. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016; 28(5): 359-365.

Aalsma MC, Robbins CL, Lau KS, Schwartz K (2016). Juvenile Detention and Incarcerated Youth and Young Adults (pp. 646-651). In Neinstein’s Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care A Practical Guide. Philadelphia PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Robbins CL, Rickert V. LEAH Interdisciplinary Training Program. International Journal of
Adolescent Medicine and Health. DOI: 10.1515/ijamh-2016-5009.

Robbins CL, Blythe MJ. When the Pill Isn’t Right: Long-acting Contraception Options for
Adolescents. Contemporary Pediatrics; 2012 Mar; 29(3): 30-38.

Robbins CL, Shew ML. UTIs in Adolescents: Common Infections, Uncommon Challenges.
Contemporary Pediatrics; 2009 Jul; 26(7): 48-54.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Education
    2011 FEL Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, Indiana University School of Medicine
    2011 MS Indiana University
    2007 RES Pediatric Residency, Case Western Reserve University
    2004 MD Case Western Reserve University
    1999 BA Grinnell College
  • Research


    -Department of pediatrics pilot project proposal to develop a long acting contraceptive training program for pediatric residents (2019-2021)

    -American Academy of Pediatrics Hub and Spoke Initiative to improve HPV vaccination: Campaign to increase HPV vaccination on a large urban college campus (2018-2019)

    -American Academy of Pediatrics reproductive health training grant: Statewide lecture series on best practices for provision of contraception to teens (2014)

  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
    Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests

    Primary care adolescent medicine; specialty adolescent care, including adolescent gynecology and reproductive health

    Provider Clinics

    Westside and Forest Manor Community Clinics
    Riley Children's Hospital
    School based clinics in Indianapolis Public School System

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