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Doris Rubio

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Doris M. Rubio, PhD
Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Professor of Medicine, Biostatistics, Nursing, and Clinical and Translational Science


  • Diversifying the workforce
  • Education and Training
  • Evaluation
  • Psychometrics


  • BS, Florida Atlantic University, 1988
  • MSW, Florida International University, 1991
  • PhD, Washington University, 1996


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.

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.

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