Sheri L. Robb, PhD, MT-BC is a Walther Professor of Supportive Oncology with her primary appointment in the Indiana University School of Nursing and a secondary appointment in the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine. Dr. Robb is internationally recognized for her expertise in pediatric music therapy and behavioral intervention research. She is a member of the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center and serves as Director for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (I-CTSI) Early Career Investigator Program. Dr. Robb is a board-certified music therapist with degrees in music therapy and early childhood special education. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral oncology and cancer control at Indiana University, followed by a training award in clinical and translational research from the I-CTSI. Dr. Robb’s program of research focuses on development and testing of music interventions to manage distress and improve positive health outcomes in children and adolescents with cancer and their caregivers. Most recently, her team has begun incorporation of biomarkers to understand more fully how active music interventions work to mitigate cancer-related stress and its potential to improve immune function. Dr. Robb is an established investigator with fifteen years of continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health. She also led publication of Reporting Guidelines for Music-based Interventions to address calls for more transparent and accurate reporting in music intervention research.
Sheri Lynn Robb
Walther Professor of Supportive Oncology III - 2022