Robert Rubin, M.D., Ph.D.
Cell-phone Number: 310-882-0920
Mailing Address:Dep't of Psychiatry
VA Greater LA Healthcare System
11301 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90073
BiographyRobert T. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Prior to these appointments, from 1992 to 2005, he was Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Professor of Neurosciences and Professor of Psychiatry at the Drexel University College of Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital Campus, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Allegheny system in 1992, he was Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin completed his residency in Psychiatry at UCLA in 1965 and then joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor. He spent two years in the Navy, 1967-69, and one year at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 1971-72, as Professor of Psychiatry. He returned to UCLA as Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in 1972. As a clinician, Dr. Rubin was board-certified in Psychiatry in 1968. He has participated continuously in academic clinical activities, including conducting seminars on neuroendocrinology and psychopharmacology for house staff in psychiatry, neurology, and neurosurgery; being discussant at clinical case conferences; supervising psychiatric house staff in patient care; and being in part-time clinical practice. As a neuroscientist, Dr. Rubin received a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Southern California in 1977, with an emphasis on neuroendocrinology. He has been an active researcher, with continuous extramural support, for 45 years, including holding an NIMH research grant for 29 years. Dr. Rubin's main research interest is the psychoneuroendocrinology of affective disorders. Dr. Rubin has published 275 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Rubin is past President of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology, and he served for 11 years as Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Psychoneuroendocrinology, 1981???1992. Among his many professional memberships, Dr. Rubin is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
A selected list of publications:
Friedlander Arthur H, Rosenbluth Susan C, Rubin Robert T The adult suicide-prone patient: a review of the medical literature and implications for oral and maxillofacial surgeons Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 2012; 70(5): 1253-60.
Meyer Hilary B, Katsman Alina, Sones Alexander C, Auerbach Daniel E, Ames Donna, Rubin Robert T Yoga as an ancillary treatment for neurological and psychiatric disorders: a review The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2012; 24(2): 152-64.
Gentile Natalie E, Andrekanic Julie D, Karwoski Tracy E, Czambel R Kenneth, Rubin Robert T, Rhodes Michael E Sexually diergic hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) responses to single-dose nicotine, continuous nicotine infusion, and nicotine withdrawal by mecamylamine in rats Brain research bulletin, 2011; 85(3-4): 145-52.
Parker Gordon, Fink Max, Shorter Edward, Taylor Michael Alan, Akiskal Hagop, Berrios German, Bolwig Tom, Brown Walter A, Carroll Bernard, Healy David, Klein Donald F, Koukopoulos Athanasios, Michels Robert, Paris Joel, Rubin Robert T, Spitzer Robert, Swartz Conrad Issues for DSM-5: whither melancholia? The case for its classification as a distinct mood disorder The American journal of psychiatry, 2010; 167(7): 745-7.
McKlveen Jessica M, Wilson Jared M, Rubin Robert T, Rhodes Michael E Sexually diergic, dose-dependent hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses to nicotine in a dynamic in vitro perfusion system Journal of pharmacological and toxicological methods, 2010; 61(3): 311-8.
Carroll Bernard J, Rubin Robert T Mifepristone in psychotic depression? Biological psychiatry, 2008; 63(1): e1; author reply e3.
Deasy Bridget M, Lu Aiping, Tebbets Jessica C, Feduska Joseph M, Schugar Rebecca C, Pollett Jonathan B, Sun Bin, Urish Kenneth L, Gharaibeh Burhan M, Cao Baohong, Rubin Robert T, Huard Johnny A role for cell sex in stem cell-mediated skeletal muscle regeneration: female cells have higher muscle regeneration efficiency The Journal of cell biology, 2007; 177(1): 73-86.
Rubin Robert T, Carroll Bernard J Claims for mifepristone in neuropsychiatric disorders: commentary on DeBattista and Belanoff, and Neigh and Nemeroff Trends in endocrinology and metabolism: TEM, 2006; 17(10): 384-5; author reply 387-9.
Pajer Kathleen, Tabbah Rhonda, Gardner William, Rubin Robert T, Czambel R Kenneth, Wang Yun Adrenal androgen and gonadal hormone levels in adolescent girls with conduct disorder Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2006; 31(10): 1245-56.
Rubin Robert T, Rhodes Michael E, Miller Thomas H, Jakab Robert L, Czambel R Kenneth Sequence of pituitary-adrenal cortical hormone responses to low-dose physostigmine administration in young adult women and men Life sciences, 2006; 79(24): 2260-8.
Rubin Robert T, Miller Thomas H, Rhodes Michael E, Czambel R Kenneth Adrenal cortical responses to low- and high-dose ACTH(1-24) administration in major depressives vs. matched controls Psychiatry research, 2006; 143(1): 43-50.
Rubin Robert T, Miller Thomas H, Rhodes Michael E, Czambel R Kenneth Growth hormone responses to low-dose physostigmine in elderly vs. young women and men Gerontology, 2006; 52(2): 76-84.
Moidel Melissa A, Belz Emily E, Czambel R Kenneth, Rubin Robert T, Rhodes Michael E Novel in vitro perfusion system for the determination of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses Journal of pharmacological and toxicological methods, 2006; 53(3): 264-71.
Ganguli Mary, Rodriguez Eric, Mulsant Benoit, Richards Stephanie, Pandav Rajesh, Bilt Joni Vander, Dodge Hiroko H, Stoehr Gary P, Saxton Judith, Morycz Richard K, Rubin Robert T, Farkas Barry, DeKosky Steven T Detection and management of cognitive impairment in primary care: The Steel Valley Seniors Survey Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2004; 52(10): 1668-75.
Rhodes Michael E, Kennell Jamilyn S, Belz Emily E, Czambel R Kenneth, Rubin Robert T Rat estrous cycle influences the sexual diergism of HPA axis stimulation by nicotine Brain research bulletin, 2004; 64(3): 205-13.
Belz Emily E, Kennell Jamilyn S, Czambel R Kenneth, Rubin Robert T, Rhodes Michael E Environmental enrichment lowers stress-responsive hormones in singly housed male and female rats Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior, 2003; 76(3-4): 481-6.
Rubin Robert T, Rhodes Michael E, Czambel R Kenneth Plasma leptin suppression by arginine vasopressin in normal women and men Life sciences, 2003; 72(11): 1209-20.
Rubin Robert T, Rhodes Michael E, Czambel R Kenneth Sexual diergism of baseline plasma leptin and leptin suppression by arginine vasopressin in major depressives and matched controls Psychiatry research, 2002; 113(3): 255-68.
Rhodes Michael E, Balestreire Elena M, Czambel R Kenneth, Rubin Robert T Estrous cycle influences on sexual diergism of HPA axis responses to cholinergic stimulation in rats Brain research bulletin, 2002; 59(3): 217-25.
Rubin Robert T, Rhodes Michael E, O'Toole Susan, Czambel R Kenneth Sexual diergism of hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal cortical responses to low-dose physotigmine in elderly vs. young women and men Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2002; 26(5): 672-81.