University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
912 S. Wood Street, (M/C 913)
Chicago, IL 60612
Office Phone: (312) 355-5017
Rubin, L.H., Carter, C.S., Drogos, L., Pournajafi-Nazarloo, H.P., Sweeney, J.A., & Maki, P.M. (2010). Peripheral oxytocin is associated with reduced symptom severity in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 124, 13-21. PMID: 20947304
Maki, P.M., Rubin, L.H., Fornelli, D., Drogos, L, Banuvar, S., Shulman, L.P., & Geller, S.E. (2009). Effects of botanicals and combined hormone therapy on cognition in midlife women. Menopause, 16(6): 1167-77. PMID: 19590458
Maki, P.M., Cohen, M.H., Weber, K., Little, D.M., Fornelli, D., Rubin, L.H., Perschler, P., Gould, F., & Martin, E. (2009). Impairments in memory and hippocampal function in HIV+ versus HIV- women: A preliminary study. Neurology, 72(19):1661-8. PMID: 19433739.
Rubin, L.H., Haas, G., Keshavan, M., Sweeney, J.A., & Maki, P.M. (2008). Sex differences in cognitive response to antipsychotic treatment. Neuropsychopharmacology, 33(2): 290-297. PMID: 17392734
Maki, P.M., Drogos, L.L., Rubin, L.H., Banuvar, S., Shulman, L.P., & Geller, S.E. (2008). Objective hot flashes are negatively related to verbal memory performance in midlife women. Menopause, 15(5): 848-856. PMID: 18562950
Mordecai, K.L., Rubin, L.H., & Maki, P.M. (2008). Effects of menstrual cycle phase and oral contraceptive use on verbal memory. Hormones and Behavior, 54 (2): 286-293. PMID: 18455727
Rubin, L.H., Witkiewitz, K., St. Andre, J., & Reilly, S. (2007). Methods for handling missing data in the behavioral neurosciences: Don’t throw the baby rat out with the bath water. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, 5(2): A71-A77.
Leah H. Rubin, PhD
research Assistant Professor
Dr. Rubin received her PhD from the UIC Department of Psychology, and completed a NIMH-funded predoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Drs. Pauline M. Maki and C. Sue Carter. She is currently a Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) scholar. Dr. Rubin has built a research program in the field of psychoneuroendocrinology to understand the impact of sex steroids, neurohormones, and glucocorticoids on cognition and brain function in healthy women and female psychiatric patients. The general aim of her BIRCWH program of research is to better understand sex differences in schizophrenia through the exploration of hormonal contributions to this mental illness. Dr. Rubin’s current focus is on addressing the gap in knowledge about the role of endogenous neurohormones in modulating clinical symptoms as well as social/emotional and cognitive functioning in schizophrenia. The long-term goal of this research is to indentify sex-specific, neurohormonal treatments for mental illness and to improve the lives of women with severe mental illness. In addition to this line of work, Dr. Rubin has started to extend her work to women with HIV.
Sex differences in schizophrenia, hormonal contributors to sex differences in schizophrenia, statistics, perinatal depression, women with HIV