Tufts University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Public Health & Community Medicine
Dr. Carolyn L. Rubin 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 underserved communities in Boston. She has led community-based participatory research projects related to Asian women’s health and also developed research capacity-building programs for community partners. Currently, she is co-investigator on two community-engaged projects, one with the Asian Community Development Corporation that looks at the impact of stable housing on health outcomes, and the second with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood that looks at the role of arts and culture in promoting social cohesion and social networks. Dr. Rubin also directs the ADAPT Coalition, (Addressing disparities in Asian populations through translational research), a project of the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The ADAPT Coalition focuses on strengthening the capacity of Tufts researchers and Chinatown community partners to use community engaged research approaches to address Asian American health disparities. 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.