Harvey L. Ruben, MD, MPH


Dr. Ruben is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. He was the Director of Continuing Education for the Department of Psychiatry for 18 years. He was the President of the Department of Psychiatry Alumni Association for two years and currently serves on the Voluntary Faculty Committee. He started the first Crisis Intervention Unit at Yale New Haven Hospital in 1982. He has been teaching a tutorial on psychiatric interviewing to third year Yale medical students in the CIU for over 25 years. He hosted a nationally syndicated mental health issues call-in radio show on the NBC radio network for over 11 years. He was the Public Affairs Chairman of the American Psychiatric Association for 6 years and the President of the National Association of Medical Communicators for 2 years. He has authored 3 books for lay audiences pertaining to understanding mental health related issues. He has edited, co-authored or authored a total of 28 books, chapters and journal articles.

Education & Training

MPH Harvard School of Public Health (1968)
MD Northwestern University (1966)
Psychiatry Resident Walter Reed General Hospital

Honors & Recognition

  • Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D. Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical EducationAmerican Psychiatric Association (2008)

  • Distinguished Life FellowAmerican Psychiatric Association (2004)

  • Outstanding Clinical Faculty AwardYale Department of Psychiatry (2000)

  • Francis J. Braceland Award for Public ServiceAmerican Psychiatric Association (1992)

  • Presidential Mission AwardNational Mental Health Association (1992)

  • Robinson Electronic Media AwardAmerican Psychiatric Association (1989)

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Harvey L. Ruben, MD, MPH
Mailing Address
77 Knollwood Dr
New Haven, CT 06515