CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2018 — The Board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has appointed Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago Professor and University Fellow Neal S. Rubin, PhD, ABPP to the position of Chair of the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility (CSFR) in the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and the Law program of AAAS.
Rubin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University (Anthropology) and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Committee on Human Development, Department of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Chicago. He has been certified as a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology (AACP). He is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA). He is a former Chief Psychologist at the Psychosomatic and Psychiatric Institute (P&PI) of Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center where he was also a Research Associate on the Chicago Follow-up Study, a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and MacArthur Foundation funded study of the long term course of the lives of psychiatric patients.
More recently, Rubin's interests have focused on international psychology, social justice and the role of psychologists in promoting human rights. Since 2003, Rubin has pursued these international interests serving on the American Psychological Association's United Nations Non-Governmental Organization Team at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City. In this role, he works to contribute to psychologically informed global policies, utilizing research-based psychological information and resources pertinent to the behavioral dimensions of social issues worldwide. This team provides expertise to the UN for its many initiatives and activities as well as disseminating global human rights perspectives to the membership of the APA.
In addition, Rubin was elected to the Executive Board of Division 52 (International Psychology) of the APA as Secretary from 2008-2010, President-Elect (2011) and President (2012) of the division and Council Representative (2016-2017). Rubin was elected to the Executive Board of the International Council of Psychologists (ICP) as Director at Large-Elect (2011-2013). Rubin serves on the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility (CSFR) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which promotes the application of science in the service of human rights.
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