A professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Richard Rubin received the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious Addison B. Scoville Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in 2010. Dr. Rubin has been principal or co-investigator in several long-term studies of diabetes management, including the Diabetes Prevention Program and Look AHEAD trials. He is also an investigator in the POWER trial of weight loss in primary care settings.
Dr. Rubin served as an American Diabetes Association volunteer for 30 years including as President, Health Care and Education, in 2006–2007, as chair of the Committee on Professional Councils, and as chair of the Council on Behavioral Medicine and Psychology. He was a member of the association’s Program Publications Editorial Board, Scientific and Medical Programs Oversight Committee, Health Care Finance Administration Advisory Group, and Health Care and Education Advisory Board, and he chaired the Task Force on the Delivery of Diabetes Education and Medical Nutrition Therapy. In addition to his more than 200 diabetes-related publications, Dr. Rubin is co-author of Psyching Out Diabetes, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes, Sweet Kids, and 101 Tips for Coping with Diabetes, and co-editor of Practical Psychology for Diabetes Clinicians.