Mollie A. Ruben, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

PhD, Northeastern University
MA, Northeastern University

Dr. Ruben earned her PhD in psychology at Northeastern University where she developed a strong background in doctor-patient communication, measuring and quantifying nonverbal behavior, creating standardized tests to evaluate physicians’ interpersonal skill, and meta-analysis. Dr. Ruben is a certified and reliable Facial Action Coding System (FACS) and Roter Interaction Analysis (RIAS) coder. Dr. Ruben uses these coding systems to examine the impact of providers’ communication style on patient health outcomes, with a particular interest in ameliorating the physical pain experience for patients. Additionally, Dr. Ruben is interested in doctor-patient communication among sexual minorities or LGBT patients.

VA Boston Healthcare System

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  1. Wolfe HL, Fix GM, Bolton RE, Ruben MA, Bokhour BG. Development of observational rating scales for evaluating patient-centered communication within a whole health approach to care. Explore (NY). 2020 Jul 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32703684
  2. Livingston NA, Berke D, Scholl J, Ruben M, Shipherd JC. Addressing Diversity in PTSD Treatment: Clinical Considerations and Guidance for the Treatment of PTSD in LGBTQ Populations. Curr Treat Options Psychiatry. 2020 Mar 16; 1-17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32421099
  3. Waisel DB, Ruben MA, Blanch-Hartigan D, Hall JA, Meyer EC, Blum RH. Compassionate and Clinical Behavior of Residents in a Simulated Informed Consent Encounter. Anesthesiology. 2020 01; 132(1):159-169. PMID: 31770142
  4. Bolton RE, Bokhour BG, Hogan TP, Luger TM, Ruben M, Fix GM. Integrating Personalized Care Planning into Primary Care: a Multiple-Case Study of Early Adopting Patient-Centered Medical Homes. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 02; 35(2):428-436.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31650401
  5. Ruben MA, Livingston NA, Berke DS, Matza AR, Shipherd JC. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Veterans' Experiences of Discrimination in Health Care and Their Relation to Health Outcomes: A Pilot Study Examining the Moderating Role of Provider Communication. Health Equity. 2019; 3(1):480-488.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31559377
  6. Livingston NA, Berke DS, Ruben MA, Matza AR, Shipherd JC. Experiences of trauma, discrimination, microaggressions, and minority stress among trauma-exposed LGBT veterans: Unexpected findings and unresolved service gaps. Psychol Trauma. 2019 Oct; 11(7):695-703.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30998062
  7. Murphy NA, Hall JA, Ruben MA, Frauendorfer D, Schmid Mast M, Johnson KE, Nguyen L. Predictive Validity of Thin-Slice Nonverbal Behavior from Social Interactions. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2019 07; 45(7):983-993. PMID: 30400748
  8. Blanch-Hartigan D, Ruben MA, Hall JA, Schmid Mast M. Measuring nonverbal behavior in clinical interactions: A pragmatic guide. Patient Educ Couns. 2018 12; 101(12):2209-2218. PMID: 30146408
  9. Ruben MA, Blanch-Hartigan D, Shipherd JC. To Know Another's Pain: A Meta-analysis of Caregivers' and Healthcare Providers' Pain Assessment Accuracy. Ann Behav Med. 2018 07 13; 52(8):662-685.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30010705
  10. Shipherd JC, Ruben MA, Livingston NA, Curreri A, Skolnik AA. Treatment experiences among LGBT veterans with discrimination-based trauma exposure: A pilot study. J Trauma Dissociation. 2018 Jul-Sep; 19(4):461-475.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29601292
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