Robin Lynn Treptow

Robin Lynn Treptow

Great Falls, Montana

Doctoral Candidate Fielding Graduate University School of Leadership for Change Infant and Early Childhood Development with Emphases in Mental Health & Development Disabilities

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Published on May 01, 2018

Hurrah--a few doctors are tuning in!

Thank you everyone for your support of my research; it means a lot to me to have a few lurkers at experiment.com interested in my question (and my findings)!As of this morning my link went out to a...

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Published on Dec 26, 2017

Dissertation proposal approved...ready to submit...

The past few months have been hectic as I wrapped up the big paper that describes my study and revised its introduction as a paper for publication. Pilot data has been slow to come in so I asked m...

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Published on Oct 24, 2017

Pilot Study Launches Tomorrow!

Earlier this week my purchase of 500 licensed and practicing pediatrician contacts from the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile finalized. Tonight I uploaded my recruitment email, a ...

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Published on Oct 06, 2017

Purchase of 500 pediatrician email addresses in progress

Purchase of 500 pediatrician email addresses in progressYesterday I met with representatives of the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile licensee, Veeva Systems, about purchase of 500 ...

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Published on Aug 22, 2017

I have initial IRB approval for my Pilot Study, but must update a few details to make it match my full investigation protocol. A manuscript based on my literature review has gone out to editors of the Special Issue on "Investigating Gene x Environme...

I have initial IRB approval for my Pilot Study, but must update a few details to make it match my full investigation protocol. A manuscript based on my literature review has gone out to editors of...

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Published on May 01, 2017

Loose Ends Coming Together

With any doctoral dissertation, there are administrative (and other) loose ends that need attention.  I thought I'd fill you all in on project progress: 1.  My "concept paper" (draft of the project...

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Published on Mar 06, 2017

Literature Review

I am reading scientific articles on epigenetics—how environment affects gene expression—to broaden my study background.  Many of these articles approach epigenetics at the chemical level (e.g., Dek...

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Published on Feb 14, 2017

Thank you to funders for this project!

Thank you to all who helped fund this project.  I am working on my pilot study.  If you would like to take a peek at what it looks like, click on this link: Working Draft of Pilot S...

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Published on Jan 31, 2017

First Stages of Study Implementation

At Fielding Graduate University, students submit a "concept paper" to their committee chair as a first step in the dissertation.  Dr. Joy Browne is reviewing my concept paper now.  ...

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Hi, again. I've decided to include specific characteristics or physical findings (by diagnosis) in half of the vignettes for my pilot study. I'll post those updated vignettes in a day or two. Any tips on characteristics you think would fit the "board exam" scenario for the other three diagnoses are much appreciated!
Jan 23, 2017
Does bias about medical diagnosis link to expectations of mental health problems for infants and their parents?
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Hi, Dr. Fernandes. This is great feedback: I will give this advice further thought. I thought at first to add more clinical details, but intentionally did not do so since the study will tap more into a gestalt (whole sense) of the diagnosis. As an example of literature that supports my approach, Müller-Engelmann et al. (2013) used "abstract" vignettes (stories) to measure medical decision-making as a “social norm” (p.39). These vague descriptions were well-received by the doctors in their study. doi:10.1177/0272989X12458159
Jan 23, 2017
Does bias about medical diagnosis link to expectations of mental health problems for infants and their parents?
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Thanks, Beth. I am excited to have you follow my project. I'll be posting a lab note with my vignette descriptions in a day or two.
Jan 23, 2017
Does bias about medical diagnosis link to expectations of mental health problems for infants and their parents?
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Thanks, Dr. Feder! There is a lab note with a sample YouTube Implicit Association Test (IAT), in case you want to see how that works!
Jan 18, 2017
Does bias about medical diagnosis link to expectations of mental health problems for infants and their parents?
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