Robin Herman is a former Assistant Dean for Communications at The Harvard Chan School of Public Health. She was the co-founder and director of The Forum at the school, a state-of-the art webcasting facility bringing together scientific and academic experts with government leaders and NGOs.
Before her academic career, Robin was a journalist for The New York Times and then The Washington Post. At the Times, she broke locker room barriers in the early 1970s as its first female sports reporter. She went on to cover politics and local issues including the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic and the city’s crisis of homelessness. At the Post she covered health policy and medical issues. In 2015, Robin wrote an article for The Princeton Alumni Weekly “What We Didn’t Say”, about the challenges of parenting adult children with mental illness, describing her own family’s experience. Now an artist in pastel and watercolor, Robin displays her paintings on her Facebook page, RobinHermanArt.