Robin Erb

Robin Erb, who leads health coverage for Michigan Health Watch, believes it is our personal stories that keep us connected on common ground, whatever the break-neck fragmentation of a digital world. A long-time journalist, Robin previously spent six years at the Detroit Free Press chronicling the fight against —and sometimes the triumph over— our most horrific diseases. Her award-winning stories chronicled the battle over the Affordable Care Act, state expansion of Medicaid, cutting-edge research led by Michigan’s hospitals and universities, deadly mistakes and extraordinary care in Michigan’s nursing homes, and a nearly forgotten mix-up of chemicals in cattle feed in the 1970s and its lingering effects today. She holds bachelor’s degrees in communications and political science from Miami University and a master’s in organizational leadership from Lourdes University (Toledo, Ohio). You can contact Robin at rerb@bridgemi.com or 734-725-1155.

Articles

Michigan lawmaker: Require dental screenings for school children

Michigan lawmaker: Require dental screenings for school children

June 4, 2019 | Robin Erb

A West Michigan representative said he originally dismissed the need for such a law. Then he noticed his own daughter’s teeth.

High blood pressure is rampant in Michigan. Better data may lead to a cure.

High blood pressure is rampant in Michigan. Better data may lead to a cure.

May 29, 2019 | Robin Erb

An ambitious effort from Wayne State University correlates blood pressure and demographic data. The findings are surprising, and could hold a key to reducing preventable deaths in Michigan.

Dan Gilbert health crisis spotlights strokes, one of Michigan’s top killers

Dan Gilbert health crisis spotlights strokes, one of Michigan’s top killers

May 29, 2019 | Robin Erb

Detroit developer Dan Gilbert is hospitalized with a stroke. What you should know about the ailment

Michigan’s abortion rate among nation’s highest. What you need to know.

Michigan’s abortion rate among nation’s highest. What you need to know.

May 22, 2019 | Robin Erb

As lawmakers debate restrictions on abortion in Michigan and elsewhere, a look at numbers that help frame the debate.

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