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Karen A. Robinson

Strategist-Financier and Systems Strategist focused on Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders


Karen A. Robinson is a healthcare, public policy expert, and financier with global experience developing health care delivery systems and a domestic portfolio of FQHC, Medicaid HMOs, residential and intensive outpatient substance use disorder programs. 

A principal of Kinnamon Holdings, the firm is recognized for servicing niche sectors: 

• Development and execution of Quality Assessment, Assurance, Monitoring, and Verification programs.

• Recovery and monetization of stranded assets 

• Forensic Audits 

• Sentinel Event Audits 

Ms. Robinson is senior advisor with the Equity Research and Innovation Center at the Yale School of Medicine responsible for business development and strategic planning for the Center. Additionally, she lectures on The Business of Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder within the Population Health and Health Equity Section of the MBA for Executives- Healthcare at Yale School of Management under the auspices of Associate Dean for Health Equity Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD.

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