Mekia Cox is joining Chicago Med in a recurring role as Robin Charles, the daughter of Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt), has learned.

Robin is an epidemiologist who's brought to Chicago Med to assess a difficult case, and her arrival there "will further complicate her already strained relationship with her father."

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Also complicating matters? According to Chicago Med showrunners Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov, Robin strikes up a relationship with Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell), which stirs up some "mixed feelings" in Dr. Charles. "Connor does not come from a happy family life, so Charles will question Connor's ability to have a healthy relationship, having not seen one growing up," Frolov tells

Cox is also starring on Season 2 of ABC's Secrets and Lies this fall.Her previous credits include Key & Peele, Undercovers and 90210.

Chicago Med premieres Thursday, Sept. 22 at 9/8c on NBC.