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Mia Robillos



Mia Robillos
Research Associate


Mia Robillos joined Rainbow Research as Research Associate in 2003 and brings more than 20 years of research experience at the University of the Philippines and the University of Illinois focused on the economic and health impacts of government food policies. At the University of Minnesota, she conducted research on the impact of pesticide residue regulations and the health costs of food-borne illness.

Before joining Rainbow Research, Mia worked on projects at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, where she provided evaluation assistance to nonprofit community-based agencies. She also conducted participatory evaluation training for the staff of these agencies to help build their evaluation capacity. Her evaluation interests lie in organization capacity building and in programs that increase opportunities and provide support to immigrant groups so that they may overcome barriers to leading quality lives. 

Mia earned a BS degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of the Philippines at Los Baños and an MS degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has completed coursework and doctoral candidate examinations in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. Mia has presented at local and national conferences, conducted evaluation training for groups and organizations, and co-taught a graduate evaluation class. She volunteers with the Minnesota Asian American Health Coalition.

Project Examples:

Evaluation of the Graduate Fellowship in Philanthropy and Human Rights
Client: Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs

Formative Evaluation of Achieve!Minneapolis Career and College Initiative
Client: Achieve!Minneapolis

Evaluation of the “Transition Services for Men and Women Recovering from Chemical Issues” program
Client: Resource Recovery Center