Robyn Golden

Associate Vice President, Social Work and Community Health

Rush University Medical Center

Robyn Golden serves as the associate vice president of social work and community health at Rush University Medical Center, where she also serves as chair of the Department of Social Work and holds faculty appointments in nursing, medicine, psychiatry and health systems management. For over 30 years, Ms. Golden has been actively involved in service provision, program development, interprofessional education, research and public policy aimed at developing innovative initiatives and systems integration to improve health and well-being. She is co-director of Rush’s Center for Excellence in Aging and the Center for Health and Social Care Integration. From 2018 to 2019, she served as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee studying the integration of social care into the delivery of healthcare. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Miami University.


Achieving Health Equity: Integrating Social Care Into Health Care Delivery at an Integrated Academic Health System

Presented by Bonnie Ewald, Christopher Nolan, Robyn Golden at 1:10 PM on Monday, March 22nd.

Decades of research demonstrate that improving social determinants of health (SDoH)—such as access to stable income and housing, nutritious and sufficient food, appropriate healthcare, and reliable transportation—is critical to reducing health disparities and improving overall health. The current healthcare delivery system is primarily focused on providing medical interventions to treat or prevent disease and is…