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. Hutchinson RN, Anderson EC, Ruben MA, Manning N, John L, Daruvala A, Rizzo DM, Eppstein MJ, Gramling R, Han PKJ. A Formative Mixed-Methods Study of Emotional Responsiveness in Telepalliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2022 Apr 12. PMID: 35417249
     
  2. Stosic MD, Blanch-Hartigan D, Aleksanyan T, Duenas J, Ruben MA. Empathy, friend or foe? Untangling the relationship between empathy and burnout in helping professions. J Soc Psychol. 2022 Jan 02; 162(1):89-108. PMID: 34821209
     
  3. Ruben MA, Kauth MR, Meterko M, Norton AM, Matza AR, Shipherd JC. Veterans' Reported Comfort in Disclosing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Med Care. 2021 06 01; 59(6):550-556.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33797509
     
  4. Stosic MD, Helwig S, Ruben MA. Greater belief in science predicts mask-wearing behavior during COVID-19. Pers Individ Dif. 2021 Jul; 176:110769. PMID: 33612904; PMCID: PMC7879019; DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2021.110769;
     
  5. Ruben MA, Stosic MD, Correale J, Blanch-Hartigan D. Is Technology Enhancing or Hindering Interpersonal Communication? A Framework and Preliminary Results to Examine the Relationship Between Technology Use and Nonverbal Decoding Skill. Front Psychol. 2020; 11:611670. PMID: 33519627; PMCID: PMC7843959; DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.611670;
     
  6. 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). 2021 Nov-Dec; 17(6):491-497.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32703684; PMCID: PMC7791595; DOI: 10.1016/j.explore.2020.06.011;
     
  7. 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; 7(2):53-69.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32421099; PMCID: PMC7223966; DOI: 10.1007/s40501-020-00204-0;
     
  8. 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
     
  9. 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; PMCID: PMC7018887; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-019-05418-4;
     
  10. 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; PMCID: PMC6761590; DOI: 10.1089/heq.2019.0069;
     
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