Ty A. Robinson (He/Him) is a first-year Counseling Psychology Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland and a research assistant in the Restoring H.O.P.E. Research Lab with Dr. Terrill Taylor. He earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of North Texas and further enhanced his skills with an Ed.M. in counseling, specializing in sports psychology, from Boston University. 
His research interests focus on the intersectionality of race and sexuality in Black and Black LGBT communities and their experiences of discrimination and racism. Specifically, he hopes to understand (1) how systemic racism and oppression impact the health and well-being of these communities (e.g., substance use and misuse), (2) community protective factors that enhance well-being, (3) eradicating systemic racism and oppression through health policy, and (4) promoting community liberation and healing. 
Ty is currently an APA Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services predoctoral fellow with the Minority Fellowship Program, was named the 2023 Dalmas A. Taylor Memorial Summer Minority Policy Fellow with the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and has had the opportunity to attend the week-long Psychological Summer Institute. 

Areas of Interest

  • Racism
  • Health Disparities
  • Intersectionality (Race and Sexual Orientation)
  • Healing and Liberation
  • Health Policy
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  • Ed.M.
    Counseling with a Concentration in Sport Psychology, Boston University (2022)
  • B.A.
    Psychology, University of North Texas (2019)


  • University of Maryland College Park President’s Fellowship
  • American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program Predoctoral Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Fellowship
  • Dalmas A. Taylor Memorial Summer Minority Policy Fellowship (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues)
  • Research Training Grant: Susan G. Komen Foundation/UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (GTDR17498270 - Cancer Health Disparities)
  • Research Training Grant: HEALTH-FAST National Institute of Drug Abuse (R25DA054015 - Substance Abuse Health Disparities)
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Department of Psychology
tyrobin [at] umd.edu