Amy Rubin, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Amy Rubin
150 S Huntington Avenue (116B)


Expertise includes: Addictive behaviors, particularly alcohol screening, assessment, intervention and treatment research; computerized interventions for health behavior change; substance abuse.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center
  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, PhD
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, BA


  • Published on 6/8/2017

    Timko C, Hoggatt KJ, Wu FM, Tjemsland A, Cucciare M, Rubin A, Simpson TL. Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services for Women in the Veterans Health Administration. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Nov - Dec; 27(6):639-645. PMID: 28602581.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/1/2017

    Brief DJ, Solhan M, Rybin D, Enggasser JL, Rubin A, Roy M, Helmuth E, Schreiner A, Heilman M, Vittorio L, Rosenbloom D, Keane TM. Web-based alcohol intervention for veterans: PTSD, combat exposure, and alcohol outcomes. Psychol Trauma. 2018 Mar; 10(2):154-162. PMID: 28569525.

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  • Published on 2/1/2016

    Simpson TL, Rillamas-Sun E, Lehavot K, Timko C, Rubin A, Cucciare MA, Williams EC, Padula CB, Hunt JR, Hoggatt KJ. Alcohol Consumption Levels and All-Cause Mortality Among Women Veterans and Non-Veterans Enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative. Gerontologist. 2016 Feb; 56 Suppl 1:S138-49. PMID: 26768387.

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  • Published on 3/1/2015

    Enggasser JL, Hermos JA, Rubin A, Lachowicz M, Rybin D, Brief DJ, Roy M, Helmuth E, Rosenbloom D, Keane TM. Drinking goal choice and outcomes in a Web-based alcohol intervention: results from VetChange. Addict Behav. 2015 Mar; 42:63-8. PMID: 25671224.

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  • Published on 6/16/2014

    Keane TM, Rubin A, Lachowicz M, Brief D, Enggasser JL, Roy M, Hermos J, Helmuth E, Rosenbloom D. Temporal stability of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder criteria in a problem-drinking sample. Psychol Assess. 2014 Dec; 26(4):1138-45. PMID: 24932642.

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  • Published on 7/22/2013

    Brief DJ, Rubin A, Keane TM, Enggasser JL, Roy M, Helmuth E, Hermos J, Lachowicz M, Rybin D, Rosenbloom D. Web intervention for OEF/OIF veterans with problem drinking and PTSD symptoms: a randomized clinical trial. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2013 Oct; 81(5):890-900. PMID: 23875821.

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  • Published on 1/1/2012

    Kramer, J., Rubin, A., Coster, W., Helmuth, E., Hermos, J., Rosenbloom, D., Moed, R., Dooley, M., Kao, Y.C., Liljenquist, K., Brief, D., Enggasser, J., Keane, T., Roy, M., Lachowicz, M. . International Journal of Psychiatric Research (in press). Strategies to Address the Challenges of Participant Misrepresentation in Web-Based Research. 2012.

  • Published on 1/1/2012

    Rubin, A., Lachowicz, M., Brief, D. J. Roy, M., Enggasser, J., Helmuth,E., Rosenbloom, D., Hermos, J. Benitez, D., & Keane, T. M.. . Efficacy of a web-based intervention for male and female risky drinkers with and without a recent in-person treatment history. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2012; 36(Suppl S1):0235A.

  • Published on 1/1/2012

    Brief, D.J.1, Rubin, A.1, Enggasser, J., Roy, M., Helmuth, E., Hermos, J., Rosenbloom, D., Lachowicz, M., Benitez, D., & Keane, T. M.[NOTE: 1These authors contributed equally and are listed in alphabetical order: Brief, DJ was corresponding author for this publication]. VetChange: Web-based Self-Management of Drinking and PTSD Symptoms in Returning Veterans. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (in press). 2012.

  • Published on 12/1/2011

    Brief DJ, Rubin A, Enggasser JL, Roy M, Keane TM. Web-Based Intervention for Returning Veterans with Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Risky Alcohol Use. J Contemp Psychother. 2011 Dec 01; 41(4):237-246. PMID: 25378713.

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