Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership

About the Institute

Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership

The Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership

The Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership was formally established by the Baylor Board of Regents in May 2011. The generous gift from Bill and Mary Jo Robbins of Houston, Texas, that created the Institute within the Hankamer School of Business provides the financial foundation to support our efforts to make major contributions in health services research and education in the United States and around the world.

"Transforming healthcare … one leader at a time, across the nation and around the world"

The Robbins Institute engages an interdisciplinary group of scholars in a wide variety of intellectual activities, including teaching, external programming, and health services research. The institute is committed to providing quality academic training, while expanding a commitment to health services research on issues that directly impact the lives of millions of people worldwide.

Sustained by a Christian foundation, the Institute develops programs around four pillars:

  • Promoting academic excellence through the education and preparation of healthcare leaders
  • Stimulating intellectual activity through the development of new knowledge and research
  • Modeling servant leadership through the application of knowledge in service around the world
  • Impacting the organization, financing, administration, delivery, and advancement of healthcare through meaningful engagement with policy and decision makers
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