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Eugene Rubin, MD, PhD

Current Position
Professor of Psychiatry

University Roles
Vice Chairman for Education

Education and Training
B.A.: Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 1971
Ph.D.: Pharmacology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1977
M.D.: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1978
Residency: Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1978-1982
Chief Residency: Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1983-1984

Major Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 1996-2000, 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2009, 2010, 2011-2012, 2013, 2014, 2015-2016, 2017-2018
AOA, Washington University School of Medicine;
American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Medical Book Award, 1st place, Public/Healthcare Consumers Category, 2010 (together with co-author, CF Zorumski);
Distinguished Educator Award for House Staff Teaching, 2009, Washington University School of Medicine;
Washington University School of Medicine Alumni/Faculty Award, 2008;
Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the Graduating Residency Class of 2007;
Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

Areas of Clinical Interest
Depression and chronic illness

Areas of Research Interests
As a clinical investigator associated with the Washington University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, my areas of emphasis have included the psychopathology of dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT) and the characterization of presymptomatic DAT and very mild DAT. I also participate in the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Treatment Unit studies. As part of the Department's Behavioral Medicine Center, I am also involved in studies of affective disorder in populations with co-morbid coronary heart disease.

As Vice-chair for Education and former Residency Director, I am interested in both consumer and professional education. I have co-authored two books with Charles F. Zorumski, MD: Demystifying Psychiatry (2010) and Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience: A Primer (2011). We also actively co-author the Demystifying Psychiatry blog on the Psychology Today website.

More articles and abstracts at the National Library of Medicine

Key Publications
Carney RM, Freedland KE, Steinmeyer B, Rubin EH, Mann DL, Rich MW. Cardiac risk markers and response to depression treatment in patients with coronary heart disease. Psychosom Med 2016;78:49-59.  Full Article ->

Carney RM, Steinmeyer BC, Freedland KE, Rubin E H, Rich MW, Harris WS. Baseline blood levels of omega-3 and depression remission: a secondary analysis of data from a placebo-controlled trial of omega-3 supplements. J Clin Psychiatry 2016;77:e138-43.  Full Article ->

Freedland KE, Carney RM, Rich MW, Steinmeyer BC, Rubin EH. Cognitive behavior therapy for depression and self-care in heart failure patients: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med 2015;175:1773-82.  Full Article ->

Rubin EH, Zorumski CF. Perspective: Upcoming paradigm shifts for psychiatry in clinical care, research, and education. Acad Med. 2012;87(3): 261-5.  Full Article ->

Zorumski CF, Rubin EH. Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience: A Primer. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Zorumski CF, Rubin EH. Demystifying Psychiatry: A Resource for Patients and Families. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Funded Research Projects
NIA(Key Personnel):Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Network Trial: An Opportunity to Prevent Dementia
NIA(Significant Contributor):Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
NHLBI(Key Personnel):Omega-3 for Depression and Other Cardiac Risk Factors
NIA(Significant Contributor):Healthy Aging and Senile Dementia
NHLBI(Significant Contributor):Stepped Care for Depression in Heart Failure