Public Health Nurse and Associate Professor in the School of Nursing
Cheryl Robertson is a Public Health Nurse and 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. Her career follows a pathway of scholarship, public health nursing practice, and service both nationally and globally. Her current work applies a strengths perspective to understanding refugee health, trauma, and coping in the aftermath of armed conflict. She leads an interdisciplinary team that develops and tests community-based interventions to support healthy coping in Somali and Oromo communities. In addition to other projects, she is the University lead in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for the USAID-RESPOND Emerging Pandemic Threats project, working at the interface of animal, environmental, and human health in Eastern and Central Africa.