Associate Professor of Psychology
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
Gender and its Discontents
Independent Senior Project
Independent Study (Fall 2018)
Psychology of Gender
Psychology of Women and Gender
Psychology of Women and Gender (Fall 2018)
Psychology of Women and Gender (Open Campus)
Qualitative Methods in Psych (Fall 2018)
Senior Work Project
Senior Work Project (Fall 2018)