John A. Robbins, M.D., M.H.S. for UC Davis Health

John A. Robbins, M.D., M.H.S.

Professor Emeritus



Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

Patient Support Services Building

Patient Support Services Building
4150 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Robbins is no longer the principle investigator for the Cardiovascular Health Study but continues to be active as chair of the publications committee and co-chair of the bone working group. He continues to be an investigator for the Women's Health initiative.


General Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.A., Chemistry, Antioch College, Yellow Springs OH 1966

Medical School

M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York NY 1971

Other School

M.H.S., Internal Medicine, UC Davis, Davis CA 1983


Internal Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence RI 1971-1972


Internal Medicine, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester NY 1974-1976


Internal Medicine, University of Rochester Associated Hospital Program, Rochester NY 1976-1977

Stein PK, Buzkova P, Fink HA, Robbins JA, Mukamal KJ, Cauley JA, Carbone L, Elam R, McMillan DW, Valderrabano R, Barzilay JI. Cardiovascular autonomic nervous system function and hip fracture risk: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Arch Osteoporos. 2021 Oct 31;16(1):163. doi:10.1007/s11657-021-01028-y. PMID:34719754.

Rosenberg EA, Bůžková P, Fink HA, Robbins JA, Shores MM, Matsumoto AM, Mukamal KJ. Testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, bone density, and hip fracture risk among older men: The Cardiovascular Health Study. Metabolism. 2021 Jan;114:154399. doi:10.1016/j.metabol.2020.154399. Epub 2020 Oct 12. PMID:33058848.

Hedlin H, Weitlauf J, Crandall CJ, Nassir R, Cauley JA, Garcia L, Brunner R, Robinson J, Stefanick ML, Robbins J. Development of a comprehensive health-risk prediction tool for postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2019 Dec;26(12):1385-1394. doi:10.1097/GME.0000000000001411. PMID:31567871.

Fenton JJ, Robbins JA, Amarnath AL, Franks P. Osteoporosis Overtreatment in a Regional Health Care System. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Mar;176(3):391-3. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.6020. PMID:26747062.

Robbins JA, Qi L, Garcia L, Younger JW, Seldin MF. Relationship of pain and ancestry in African American women. Eur J Pain. 2015 May;19(5):601-10. doi:10.1002/ejp.680. Epub 2015 Mar 5. PMID:25752262.

Robbins JA, Aragaki A, Crandall CJ, Manson JE, Carbone L, Jackson R, Lewis CE, Johnson KC, Sarto G, Stefanick ML, Wactawski-Wende J. Women's Health Initiative clinical trials: interaction of calcium and vitamin D with hormone therapy. Menopause. 2014 Feb;21(2):116-23. doi:10.1097/GME.0b013e3182963901. PMID:23799356.

Ho G, Tang H, Robbins JA, Tong EK. Biomarkers of tobacco smoke exposure and asthma severity in adults. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Dec;45(6):703-9. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2013.09.002. PMID:24237911.

Kosoy R, Qi L, Nassir R, Garcia L, Allison M, Shigeta R, Robbins J, Seldin MF. Relationship between hypertension and admixture in post-menopausal African American and Hispanic American women. J Hum Hypertens. 2012 Jun;26(6):365-73. doi:10.1038/jhh.2011.52. Epub 2011 May 26. PMID:21614021.

Robbins J, Aragaki AK, Kooperberg C, Watts N, Wactawski-Wende J, Jackson RD, LeBoff MS, Lewis CE, Chen Z, Stefanick ML, Cauley J. Factors associated with 5-year risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women. JAMA. 2007 Nov 28;298(20):2389-98. doi:10.1001/jama.298.20.2389. PMID:18042916.

Robbins JA. Saturday discharges. N Engl J Med. 1977 Jul 28;297(4):227. PMID:876292.