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Harvey L. Ruben, MD, MPH

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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

  • Psychiatry Resident
    Walter Reed General Hospital (1971)
  • MPH
    Harvard School of Public Health (1968)
  • MD
    Northwestern University (1966)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D. Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical EducationAmerican Psychiatric Association2008
Distinguished Life FellowAmerican Psychiatric Association2004
Outstanding Clinical Faculty AwardYale Department of Psychiatry2000
Francis J. Braceland Award for Public ServiceAmerican Psychiatric Association1992
Presidential Mission AwardNational Mental Health Association1992
Robinson Electronic Media AwardAmerican Psychiatric Association1989