Robin L. Hansen, M.D.

Robin L. Hansen, M.D.Director of Clinical Programs, UC Davis MIND Institute; Professor and Chief of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine; Director, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD)
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817


Phone:  916-703-0248

Dr. Hansen is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician/researcher with vast experience in diagnosing and treating children with neurodevelopmental problems such as pervasive developmental disorder, autism, learning disorders, and attention deficits. She heads a multidisciplinary clinic that diagnosis children, plans/initiates intervention strategies, and works closely with patient families. Her clinical research has focused on children’s temperament and its effects on parenting, long-term effects of prenatal drug exposure, and etiologic diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorders such as autism, including clinical characteristics, biologic markers and gene-environment interactions. Dr. Hansen has developed services for families affected by parental substance abuse, infant mental health, and children in foster care in Sacramento County. She has been an advocate for children at high risk for developmental/behavioral disorders, through her research and her community service at the local, state and national level.


B.A., Human Biology, Stanford University, 1973
M.D., Medicine, University of California, Davis, 1977