Leah Rubin, PhD, MPH

Rubin, Leah 2018Dr. Leah H. Rubin, Ph.D., MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rubin received an MA in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland in 2002 and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2009. After completing her PhD, she accepted a faculty position in the Department of Psychiatry in UIC’s College of Medicine and Women’s Mental Health Research Program. As an early career investigator, she was supported by a Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) scholar award (K12) and NIMH-sponsored K01 and R21 awards. During this time she also completed an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics at UIC. Dr. Rubin’s current NIMH-funded program of research is dedicated to improving the cognitive and mental health of women, especially those aging with HIV. Much of her work has focused on studying these women during transitional periods including pregnancy, the postpartum period, and the menopausal transition. Her work is highly interdisciplinary and she works at both the epidemiological and mechanistic levels (e.g., pharmacological challenge studies, neuroimaging). Her work at the epidemiologic level has been within numerous cohorts including the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), Bipolar-Schizophrenia Network on Intermediate Phenotypes (B-SNIP), Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), and Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI). Working within these cohorts has led to her longstanding statistical experience addressing women’s cognitive and mental issues as well as sex differences.

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