Associate Professor of Psychology
80 Fifth Avenue
Lisa Rubin is an Associate Professor of Psychology. Concentrations : Gender and Health; Body Image; Psycho-Oncology; Psychological Aspects of Cosmetic/Reconstructive Surgery; Hereditary Cancer Risk/ Risk Management; Assisted Reproductive Technologies; Abortion and Mental Health Reproductive Issues; Feminist Identity; Qualitative Research Methods
PhD 2005, Arizona State University
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
Rubin, L.R., de Melo-Martin, I., Rosenwaks, Z., Cholst, I.N. (2015). Once you're choosing, nobody's perfect: is more information necessarily better in oocyte donor selection? Reproductive biomedicine online 30, 3, 311-318
Rubin, L.R. & de Melo-Martín, I. (2014). Ethical analysis of PGD for BRCA, in S. Gibbon, G. Joseph, J. Mozersky, A. Nieden, & Sonja Palfner (Eds.) Breast Cancer Gene Research and Medical Practices. New York: Routledge.
Rubin, L.R. & Joseph, J.A. (2013). An Ounce of Prevention, a Ton of Controversy. In M.B. McCullough & J.A. Hardin (Eds.) Reconstructing Obesity: The Meaning of Measures and the Measure of Meanings. New York: Berghahn
Rubin, L.R., Chavez, J., Alderman, A., Pusic, A.L. (2013). "Use what God has given me": Difference and disparity in breast reconstruction. Psychology & Health 28, 10, 1099-1120.
Werner-Lin, A., Rubin, L.R., Doyle, M., Stern, R, Savin, K., Hurley, K., Sagi, M. (2012) "My funky genetics": BRCA1/2 mutation carriers' understanding of genetic inheritance and reproductive merger in the context of new reprogenetic technologies. Families, Systems, & Health 30, Vol 30(2), 166-180.
Rubin, L.R., & *Phillips, A. (2012). Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Matters of Reproductive Justice. In J. Chrisler (Ed.). Reproductive Justice: A Global Concern. Santa Barbara: Praeger
Hoyt, M.A., Rubin, L.R., Nemeroff, C., Lee, J., Huebner, D., Proescholdbell, R. (2011). HIV/AIDS-Related Institutional Mistrust among Multi-Ethnic Men Who Have Sex with Men: Effects on HIV Testing and Risk Behaviors. Health Psychology. doi: 10.1037/a0025953
*Leve, M., Rubin, L.R., Pusic, A.L. (2011). Cosmetic surgery and Neoliberalisms: Managing Risk in Facial Cosmetic Surgery.Feminism and Psychology.
Rubin, L.R. & Steinberg, J.R. (2011). Self-Objectification and Pregnancy: Are Body Functionality Dimensions Protective? Sex Roles, 65, 606-618. DOI: 10.1007/s11199-011-9955-y
Rubin, L. & Tanenbaum, M.* (2011). “Does That Make Me A Woman?”: Breast Cancer, Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Decisions Among Sexual Minority Women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35,401-414. DOI: 10.1177/0361684310395606
Reading, R.*, Rubin, L.R. (2011). Healing, Advocacy, and Empowerment: Group Therapy for LGBT Asylum-seekers. Traumatology, 17, 86-98. DOI: 10.1177/1534765610395622
Denford, S., Harcourt, D., Rubin, L., & Pusic, A. (2011). Understanding Normality: A qualitative analysis of breast cancer patients concepts of normality after mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Psycho-Oncology, 20, 553-558. DOI: 10.1002/pon.1762
Rubin, L.R. & *Mazza, M.C. (2009). Breast Implants. Encyclopedia of Gender & Society. J. O’Brien (Ed). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
*Fuller, C., Chang, D., & Rubin, L. (2009). Sliding Under the Radar: Passing and Power amongst Sexual Minorities. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 3(2), 128-151.
Rubin, L.R., Nemeroff, C.J., Russo, N.F. (2004). Exploring feminist women’s body consciousness. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 28, 27-37.
Rubin, L.R., Fitts, M.L., & Becker, A.E. (2003). ‘Whatever feels good in my soul’: Body Ethics and Aesthetics among African American and Latina Women. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 27, 49-75.
*Indicates New School student author
Qualitative Methods in Psych
Psych of Women & Gender
Independent Study (Open Campus)
Senior Work Project (Open Campus)
Psychology of Appearance