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photo Doris M. Rubio, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Biostatistics, Nursing, and Clinical and Translational Science

Director, Data Center, Center for Research on Health Care

Co-Director, Institute for Clinical Research Education

Director of Academic Programs, Institute for Clinical Research Education

Co-Director, KL2 Clinical Research Scholars Program

Email: dmr18@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2023

Contact
Office: 200 Meyran Avenue
Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-2023
Fax: 412-246-6954
E-mail: dmr18@pitt.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Nicole Kaefer
Address: 200 Meyran Avenue
Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: kaefernd@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-692-2023
Education and Training
Education
BS, Florida Atlantic University, 1988
MS, Florida International University, 1991
PhD, Washington University, 1996
Research Interest
Since joining the University in 2002, Dr. Rubio has collaborated on numerous research grants across a variety of fields, serving in a leadership role on the majority of these projects. Her research is diverse, and her grants have been funded by multiple institutes and centers at NIH, as well as the National Research Mentoring Network.

Dr. Rubio focuses much of her current research on diversifying the workforce. She is the director of two federally funded grants that aim to help trainees from diverse backgrounds launch and sustain successful careers in the biomedical sciences. In addition, she has also investigated and published in fields such as psychometrics, structural equation modeling, quality-of-life indicators, alcoholism, and career development.

During her career, Dr. Rubio has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles in well-respected, high-impact journals. One of her publications, which highlights a model for career success that she developed in conjunction with the Research on Careers (ROC) group, has been extensively cited; the model was also adopted by the Clinical and Translational Science Award education consortium.
Educational Interest
Dr. Rubio has directed or co-directed five courses for post-doctoral fellows and faculty members at the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE). These courses include Biostatistics, Nonparametric Statistics, Best Practices in Clinical Research, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Regression, and Computer Methods in Clinical Research. She has mentored several junior faculty members in the School of Medicine and currently serves as an advisor for the degree-granting programs, the KL2 Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP), and the Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED) - all within the ICRE.

Dr. Rubio is particularly interested in mentoring and advising trainees from underrepresented groups. She is the director of both the Leading Emerging and Diverse Scientists to Success (LEADS) and Professional Mentoring Skills Enhancing Diversity (PROMISED) programs offered through the ICRE. LEADS helps individuals from partnering Minority Serving Institutions develop skills necessary to launch successful biomedical research careers. PROMISED expands mentors' career coaching, leadership, and mentoring skills to help them more effectively mentor scientists from diverse backgrounds.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Rubio DM, Primack BA, Switzer GE, Bryce CL, Seltzer DL, Kapoor WN. A comprehensive career-success model for physician-scientists. Academic Medicine. 2011; 86(12): 1571-1576.
Lee LS, Pusek SP, McCormack WT, Helitzer DL, Martina CA, Dozier A, Ahluwalia JS, Schwartz L, McManus LM, Reynolds B, Haynes E, Rubio DM. Clinical and Translational Scientist Career Success: Metrics for Evaluation. Clinical and Translational Science. 2012; 5(5): 400-407.
Rubio DM, Sufian M, Trochim WM. Strategies for a National Evaluation of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards. Clinical and Translational Science. 2012; 5(2): 138-9.
Flemming MF, House S, Hanson CS, Yu L, Garbutt J, McGee R, Kroenke K, Abedin Z, Rubio DM. The Mentoring Competency Assessment: Validation of a New Instrument to Evaluate Skills of Research Mentors. Academic Medicine. 2013; 88(7): 1002-8.
Trochim WM, Rubio DM, Thomas VG, Evaluation Key Function Committee of the CTSA Consortium. Evaluation Guidelines for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs). Clinical and Translational Science. 2013; 88(7): 1002-8.
Robinson G, Switzer GE, Cohen E, Primack BA, Kapoor WN, Seltzer D, Bakken L, Rubio DM. A Shortened Version of the Clinical Research Appraisal Inventory: CRAI-12. Academic Medicine. 2013; 88(9): 1340-1345.
Switzer GE, Robinson G, Rubio DM, Fowler N, Kapoor WN. Doctoral Programs to Train Future Leaders in Clinical and Translational Science. Academic Medicine. 2013; 88(9): 1332-1339.
Rubio DM, Robinson GF, Gilliam VA, Primack BA, Switzer GE, Seltzer DL, Kapoor WN. Characterization of investigators' approach to translational research: a qualitative study. Clinical and Translational Science. 2014; 7(6): 441-6.
Rubio DM, Blank AE, Dozier A, Hites L, Gilliam VA, Hunt J, Rainwater J, Trochim WM. Developing Common Metrics for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs): Lessons Learned. Clinical and Translational Science. 2015; 8(5): 451-9.
Clark DB, Martin CS, Chung T, Gordon AJ, Fiorentino L, Tootell M, Rubio DM. Screening for Underage Drinking and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition Alcohol Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care Practice. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2016; 173: 214-20.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Pittsburgh Older Americans Independence Center RCDC
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: P30 AG024827
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: Leading Emerging and Diverse Scientists to Success (LEADS)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of General Medical Science
Grant Number: R25 GM116740
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: Professional Skills Development for Mentors
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Boston College/National Institute of Health
Grant Number: U54 GM119023
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2017
Title: Expanding National Capacity in PCOR Through Training (ENACT)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grant Number: R25 HS023185
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2019
Title: Identifying Genetic Modifiers of Severity in ADPKD - Database Coordinating Center
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Mayo Foundation/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: U01 DK079856
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2017
Title: Identifying Genetic Modifiers of Severity in ADPKD
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Mayo Foundation/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: R01 DK079856
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2014
Title: University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute - Research Education Core
Role: Co-Director
Funding Agency: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Grant Number: UL1 TR000005
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2016
Title: University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute - Evaulation Core
Role: Core Director
Funding Agency: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Grant Number: UL1 TR000005
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2016
Title: Pittsburgh Older Americans Independence Center (PEPPER)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: P30 AG024827
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2015
Notable Achievements
Fellow, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women, 2008 - 2009
Association for Clinical and Translational Science Distinguished Educator Award, 2016
President, Association for Clinical Research Training, 2011