Prof Leah Rubin
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.
Leah Rubin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Professor Rubin’s primary program of research is aimed at understanding the effects of how different hormonal factors (estrogen, oxytocin, stress hormones) and different hormonal milieus (pregnancy, menopause) impact on the cognitive and mental health of women including those with psychiatric illnesses and HIV. The long-term goal of Professor Rubin’s work is to improve the cognitive functioning and mental health of women through an interdisciplinary research career that incorporates epidemiological, mechanistic, and intervention science.
Professor Rubin spoke about her own career pathway and the milestones that have to be achieved when pursuing interdisciplinary areas of research at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013.