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Dept. of Community Health
574 Boston Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Carolyn Rubin, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Dr. Carolyn L. Rubin is an Assistant Professor at Tufts University School
of Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine. She is
a social scientist trained in theories of racial and ethnic inequality, immigration,
community development and qualitative methods. Her research agenda focuses on
using collaborative community research partnerships to address health disparities
in minority and immigrant communities. She has led community-based participatory
research projects related to Asian health and also developed research capacity-building
programs for community partners. Dr. Rubin also leads ADAPT (Addressing disparities
in Asian populations through translational research), a project of the Tufts Clinical
and Translational Science Institute. The ADAPT initiative is focused on building an
academic community research partnership between Tufts and the Chinatown community.
Dr. Rubin teaches on the undergraduate campus in Medford as well on the Tufts Health
Sciences campus in Chinatown. In her teaching, Dr. Rubin utilizes experiential,
hands-on pedagogical strategies to create a safe and welcoming learning community
for students. She is committed to teaching and mentoring that challenges students
to be creative and empowered in directing their own learning paths, while honoring
the history of their families and communities. Over the few years, she has served
as an adjunct lecturer in Community Health teaching classes on The Health
of New Immigrants and Community Mental Health. Her work as a researcher and teacher
is informed by twenty years of experience working as a community builder with the
Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in various cities around the US.
She grew up in San Francisco, California. This coming year, she will be teaching
a courses on Urban Health and Community Planning and Intervention Design and Evaluation.
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