1994 …2020

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Personal profile

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. Robert Lennon provides resident and medical student education in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Research interests

Dr. Robert Lennon's research interests include messaging efficacy during pandemics, osteopathic manipulative therapies for the treatment of chronic migraine, using folate derivatives to reduce oxidative stress in living tissue, therapies to reduce opioid use in persons with chronic pain and bioethics.

His current research includes projects on:

  • COVID-19 health messaging efficacy in health care workers
  • An interdisciplinary partnership to develop translational research in topical reducing agents to reduce reactive oxygen species on skin
  • Osteopathic manipulative techniques for the treatment of chronic migraine headaches
  • Portability of curricular changes to increase resident research
  • Building a foundation for research into moral injury as an etiology of health care worker distress
  • Developing multimedia educational modules as a method of teaching research topics, including how to build research capacity
  • In-field training methods during humanitarian missions
  • Using mock trial as an educational modality to teach legal challenges faced by sports medicine physicians
  • Studying social determinants and health characteristics of Amazon River basin populations

Clinical interests

Dr. Robert Lennon provides outpatient primary care through the Department of Family and Community Medicine, part of Penn State Health/Penn State College of Medicine.

Education/Academic qualification

MD, JD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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Research Output

A Care Ethics Approach to Ethical Advocacy for Community Conditions

Day, P. G., Sanchack, K. E. & Lennon, R. P., Apr 2 2020, In : American Journal of Bioethics. 20, 4, p. 35-37 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

1 Scopus citations

Managing hypertension using combination therapy

Smith, D. K., Lennon, R. P. & Carlsgaard, P. B., Jan 15 2020, In : American family physician. 101, 2, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy

    Smith, D. K., Lennon, R. P. & Carlsgaard, P. B., Mar 15 2020, In : American family physician. 101, 6, p. 341-349 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Recognizing Moral Injury: Toward Legal Intervention for Physician Burnout

    Lennon, R. P., Day, P. G. & Marra, J., May 1 2020, In : The Hastings Center report. 50, 3, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  • Distinguishing ethical from moral duties in medical practice

    Lennon, R., Jan 1 2019, In : Family medicine. 51, 1, p. 61-62 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    Open Access