Eugene Rubin

Professor Emeritus

Additional Titles & Roles

  • Vice Chairman for Education 1992-2022
  • Director of Residency Training 1987-2007

Education & Training

  • Chief Residency: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1983
  • Residency: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1982
  • MD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1978
  • PhD: Pharmacology: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1977
  • BA: Psychology: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1971

Major Awards

  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 1996-2000, 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2009, 2010, 2011-2012, 2013, 2014, 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020
  • AOA, Washington University School of Medicine, 1978
  • American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Medical Book Award, 1st place, Public/Healthcare Consumers Category (together with co-author, CF Zorumski), 2010
  • Distinguished Educator Award for House Staff Teaching, Washington University School of Medicine, 2009
  • Washington University School of Medicine Alumni/Faculty Award, 2008
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 2007

Areas of Clinical Interest


Research Interests

As a clinical investigator associated with the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, my areas of emphasis have included the psychopathology of Alzheimer’s dementia and the characterization of presymptomatic and very mild illness. I currently participate in the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Treatment Unit studies.

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.

Recently, I have been investigating the history of the Washington University Department of Psychiatry in the context of the history of the field of psychiatry in general.

Key Publications

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Funded Research Projects