Eric Rubenstein

Eric S Rubenstein, PhD, ScM

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology - Boston University School of Public Health


Eric Rubenstein, PhD, ScM is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health. His work is focused on improving the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), including Down syndrome (DS) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Epidemiology, the science of public health, is the crucial tool that can help reach the ultimate goal of improving health and well-being for the population with IDD. That work cannot be done without input and collaboration from the IDD community, which motivates and drives the work to be impactful and translatable.

Dr. Rubenstein's work covers issues that impact health and well-being across the life course for people with IDD. He is currently the PI of a National Institute for Child Health and Human Development study of pregnancy in women with IDD. He has extensive work examining phenotype and service type in children on the autism spectrum. Dr. Rubenstein uses Medicaid data to examine service use and health outcomes for people with IDD who are often served by the public insurance system.

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP770
  • SPHEP911


  • Published on 1/24/2024

    Rubenstein E, Tewolde S, Levine AA, Droscha L, Meyer RM, Michals A, Skotko B. Medicare, Medicaid, and dual enrollment for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Health Serv Res. 2024 Jan 24. PMID: 38264862.

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  • Published on 12/1/2023

    Rubenstein E, Tewolde S, Michals A, Fox M, Wang N. Prevalence of Autism Among Medicaid-Enrolled Adults. JAMA Psychiatry. 2023 Dec 01; 80(12):1284-1287. PMID: 37792361.

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  • Published on 8/23/2023

    Furnier SM, Ellis Weismer S, Rubenstein E, Gangnon R, Rosenberg S, Nadler C, Wiggins LD, Durkin MS. Using adaptive behavior scores to convey level of functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder: Evidence from the Study to Explore Early Development. Autism. 2023 Aug 23; 13623613231193194. PMID: 37609907.

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  • Published on 8/4/2023

    Rubenstein E, Michals A, Wang N, Scott A, Tewolde S, Levine AA, Tripodis Y, Skotko BG. Medicaid Enrollment and Service Use Among Adults With Down Syndrome. JAMA Health Forum. 2023 Aug 04; 4(8):e232320. PMID: 37566429.

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  • Published on 7/1/2023

    Rubenstein E, Kyprianou N, Kumar PS, Kriova AM, Sokoloff A, Hillerstrom H, Hendrix J. Healthcare and Behavior Changes for Adults With Down Syndrome 1-Year Into COVID-19. Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2023 Jul 01; 128(4):273-281. PMID: 37470258.

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  • Published on 6/19/2023

    Kirova AM, Jakab T, Bartsch G, Corazzini S, Sokoloff A, Delahunty E, Seymour R, Rubenstein E. Developing and implementing a public health co-research program for Special Olympics athletes. Res Involv Engagem. 2023 Jun 19; 9(1):44. PMID: 37337242.

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  • Published on 4/18/2023

    De La Garza E, Scott A, Hillerstrom H, Hendrix J, Rubenstein E. Caregivers' concerns and supports needed to care for adults with Down syndrome. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2023 Apr 18. PMID: 37072379.

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  • Published on 12/21/2022

    Kyprianou N, Hendrix J, Hillerstrom H, Grimm R, Kirova AM, Rubenstein E. Caregivers' perception of adults with Down syndrome willingness to participate in research. J Intellect Disabil Res. 2023 Apr; 67(4):352-361. PMID: 36543755.

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  • Published on 6/1/2022

    García MH, Petersen JM, Parker SE, Rubenstein E, Werler MM. Medication use during pregnancy among women with congenital physical disabilities. Birth Defects Res. 2022 08 15; 114(14):785-796. PMID: 35652163.

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  • Published on 3/24/2022

    Rubenstein E, Ehrenthal DB, Nobles J, Mallinson DC, Bishop L, Jenkins MC, Kuo HH, Durkin MS. Fertility rates in women with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Wisconsin Medicaid. Disabil Health J. 2022 Jul; 15(3):101321. PMID: 35430181.

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