Rubin, Lisa

Lisa Rubin

Lisa  Rubin
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Arizona State University
Chair of Psychology and Associate Professor of Psychology; The New School for Social Research

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Areas of Expertise:
Psychology of gender and health, women
Lisa Rubin’s research examines cultural influences on women’s health, with a focus on body image, reproductive health, psycho-oncology, and health disparities. Before joining the New School faculty in 2006, she was a research fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where she conducted clinical research on inherited risk for breast and ovarian cancer, decision making about prophylactic mastectomy, and postmastectomy breast reconstruction among women with the BRCA gene mutation. She is currently the principal investigator in a study examining attitudes toward and decision making about genetic screening for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer; the study, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health, is part of the Human Genome Project’s Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Program. Her research has been published in Psychology of Women Quarterly; Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry; Psycho-Oncology; and Women and Therapy.
Recent Publications:
L.R. Rubin, M.L. Fitts, and A.E. Becker, “‘Whatever Feels Good in My Soul’: Body Ethics and Aesthetics Among African American and Latina Women,” Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry (2003)

L.R. Rubin and N.F. Russo, “Abortion and Mental Health: What Therapists Need to Know,” Women and Therapy (2004)

L.R. Rubin, C.J. Nemeroff, and N.F. Russo, “Exploring Feminist Women’s Body Consciousness,” Psychology of Women Quarterly (2004)

S. Denford, D. Harcourt, L.R. Rubin and A. Pusic, “Understanding Normality: A
Qualitative Analysis of Breast Cancer Patients Concepts of Normality After Mastectomy and Reconstructive Surgery,” Psycho-Oncology

K. Hurley, S. Miller, L.R. Rubin, and D. Weinberg, “Individual Models and Genetics: Issues and Information Management in Decision Making, Risk Perceptions, and Health-Protective Behaviors,” in Individuals, Families and the New Era of Genetics: Biopsychosocial Perspectives (2006)

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