Dr. Robert (Robin) Hines received his Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Ryals School of Public Health in 2009. The primary focus of Dr. Hines’ research concerns cancer health services research and evaluation of health disparities and equity issues in cancer-related outcomes through all phases of the cancer care continuum, primarily pertaining to colorectal cancer (CRC). He has experience conducting large retrospective cohort studies utilizing institutional, state, and national databases. In addition, he has worked with clinicians and basic scientists in clinical epidemiologic studies of cancer outcomes.
The UCF College of Medicine welcomed Dr. Hines as an Associate Professor of Medicine in June of 2016. Dr. Hines is a member of the Population Health department. His primary role focuses on research in the field of Population Health with an emphasis on cancer epidemiology. Before joining UCF, Dr. Hines previously taught introductory and advanced epidemiology courses at University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita. During his time at KUMC, he also advised students and served as a faculty mentor on several Master’s-level research projects. He was awarded the MPH Excellence in Public Health Teaching Award, the Research Collaboration Award, and the Golden Apple Award from KUMC. Dr. Hines is also a recipient of the National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Award by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities. He has received grant funding from the American Cancer Society and Genentech.
Dr. Hines belongs to the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is a reviewer for many prominent journals including but not limited to: JAMA, Cancer, Journal of Cancer Education, BMC Health Services Research, and the Journal of Rural Health.
Recent Publications and Presentations
- Johnson AM, Johnson A, Hines RB, Bayakly R. The Effects of Residential Segregation and Neighborhood Characteristics on Surgery and Survival in Patients with Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016;25: 750-758.
- Hines RB, Al-Rajabi R. Reply to the letter to the editor ‘A randomized trial of intensive versus minimal surveillance of patients with resected Dukes B2-C colorectal carcinoma’ by Rosati et al. Annals of Oncology.2016;27: 957-958.
- Hines RB, Barrett A, Twumasi-Ankrah P, Broccoli D, Engelman KK, Baranda J, Ablah EA, Jacobson L, Redmond M, Tu W, Collins TC. 2015. Predictors of guideline treatment nonadherence and the impact on survival in patients with colorectal cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 13(1): 51-60.
- Johnson AM, Hines RB, Johnson JA, 3rd, Bayakly AR. Treatment and survival disparities in lung cancer: the effect of social environment and place of residence. Lung Cancer 2014;83: 401-407.
- Hines R, Markossian T, Johnson A, Dong F, Bayakly R. Geographic residency status and census tract socioeconomic status as determinants of colorectal cancer outcomes. Am J Public Health 2014;104: e63-71.
- Markossian TW, Hines RB, Bayakly R. Geographic and racial disparities in breast cancer-related outcomes in Georgia. Health Serv Res 2014;49: 481-501.
- Markossian TW, Hines RB. Disparities in late stage diagnosis, treatment, and breast cancer-related death by race, age, and rural residence among women in Georgia. Women Health 2012;52: 317-335.
- Hines RB, Markossian TW. Differences in late-stage diagnosis, treatment, and colorectal cancer-related death between rural and urban African Americans and whites in Georgia. J Rural Health 2012;28: 296-305.
Presentations and Posters
- Hines RB, Lai SM, Johnson AM, Dong F, Bayakly AR, Collins TC. The impact of guideline treatment nonadherence on survival for colorectal cancer patients: comparison of results obtained from multivariable modeling, propensity score matching, and propensity score calibration. American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Care Symposium. Phoenix, AZ. February 2016.
- Johnson AM, Hines RB, Johnson JA, Bayakly AR. Racial segregation as an important determinant of lung cancer outcomes. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. November 2014.
- Hines RB, Barrett A, Twumasi-Ankrah P, Broccoli D, Engelman KK, Baranda J, Ablah EA, Jacobson L, Redmond M, Tu W, Collins TC. Predictors of guideline treatment nonadherence and the impact on survival in patients with colorectal cancer. American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Care Symposium. Boston, MA. October 2014.
- Johnson AM, Hines RB, Bayakly AR. Geographic residency and social environment as determinants of lung cancer outcomes. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. November 2013.
- Markossian TW, Hines RB. Relating local health care delivery system characteristics with late-stage breast cancer risk and mortality in women in Georgia. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. October, 2012.
- Hines RB, Mohamadi A, Bayakly AR, Markossian TW. Colorectal cancer-related disparities according to rurality, socioeconomic status, and race. American Association of Cancer Research Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. San Diego, CA. October, 2012.