Wendie Robbins

“Diet is biobehavioral—it involves both biology and behavior. We’re looking at how diet affects infertility. For some couples, changes in diet might replace their need to pursue expensive assisted reproductive technologies. That would really be something.”

Professor Robbins has been a faculty member at UCLA since 1997. She shares an appointment between the School of Nursing and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences Department. As a member of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health she has focused her research, teaching and service in the areas of epidemiology, male reproductive health, and occupational/environmental health nursing. Her research couples epidemiologic methods with laboratory-based science, for example, sperm DNA integrity measures related to male reproductive function.

Recent Publications

Association of Spontaneous Preterm Delivery and Future Maternal Cardiovascular Disease. 
Minissian MB, Kilpatrick S, Eastwood JA, Robbins WA, Accortt EE, Wei J, Shufelt CL, Doering LV, Merz CNB.
Circulation. 2018 Feb 20;137(8):865-871. PMID: 29459472

Job satisfaction, work environment and successful ageing: Determinants of delaying retirement among acute care nurses. 
Wargo-Sugleris M, Robbins W, Lane CJ, Phillips LR.
J Adv Nurs. 2018 Apr;74(4):900-913. PMID: 29148075

A Preliminary Community-Based Occupational Health Survey of Black Hair Salon Workers in South Los Angeles.
Adewumi-Gunn TA
, Ponce E, Flint N, Robbins W.
J Immigr Minor Health. 2018 Feb;20(1):164-170. PMID: 27804012

Young adult cancer survivors and work: a systematic review 
Stone DS, Ganz PA, Pavlish C, Robbins WA
J Cancer Surviv (2017) 11: 765.

Uranium and Associated Heavy Metals in Ovis aries in a Mining Impacted Area in Northwestern New Mexico
Samuel-Nakamura C, Robbins WA and Hodge FS
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(8), 848.

A Preliminary Community-Based Occupational Health Survey of Black Hair Salon Workers in South Los Angeles 
Adewumi-Gunn TA, Ponce E, Flint N, Robbins WA, et al.
J Immigrant Minority Health (2016).

Differential Effects of Hookah vs. Cigarette Smoking on Endothelial Function 
Rezk-Hanna M, Robbins WA, et al.
“Differential Effects of Hookah vs. Cigarette Smoking on Endothelial Function.“ The FASEB Journal 30.1 Supplement (2016): 954-11. 04/2016