Eric Rubenstein

Eric S Rubenstein

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


  • 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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  • Published on 1/26/2022

    Rubenstein E, Bock E, Brochu P, Byrne T. Quantifying the intersection of disability and homelessness in Massachusetts public schools in 2018-2019. Child Care Health Dev. 2022 07; 48(4):569-577. PMID: 35018667.

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  • Published on 1/22/2022

    Ransohoff JI, Sujin Kumar P, Flynn D, Rubenstein E. Reproductive and pregnancy health care for women with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A scoping review. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. 2022 May; 35(3):655-674. PMID: 35064736.

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  • Published on 12/29/2021

    Wiggins LD, Tian LH, Rubenstein E, Schieve L, Daniels J, Pazol K, DiGuiseppi C, Barger B, Moody E, Rosenberg S, Bradley C, Hsu M, Robinson Rosenberg C, Christensen D, Crume T, Pandey J, Levy SE. Features that best define the heterogeneity and homogeneity of autism in preschool-age children: A multisite case-control analysis replicated across two independent samples. Autism Res. 2022 Mar; 15(3):539-550. PMID: 34967132.

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  • Published on 12/5/2021

    Rubenstein E, Rice C, Hollingue C, Tsai PC, Stewart L, Daniele Fallin M. Remembering Dr Li-Ching Lee, a pioneer of global autism research. Autism. 2022 02; 26(2):562-563. PMID: 34866424.

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  • Published on 12/1/2021

    Huezo García M, Parker SE, Petersen JM, Rubenstein E, Werler MM. Birth outcomes among women with congenital neuromuscular disabilities. Disabil Health J. 2022 Apr; 15(2):101259. PMID: 34980574.

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  • Published on 6/1/2021

    Rubenstein E, Furnier S. #Bias: The Opportunities and Challenges of Surveys That Recruit and Collect Data of Autistic Adults Online. Autism Adulthood. 2021 Jun 01; 3(2):120-128. PMID: 34169230.

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  • Published on 5/6/2021

    Rubenstein E, Ehrenthal DB, Mallinson DC, Bishop L, Kuo HH, Durkin MS. Birth outcomes affecting infants of mothers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2021 11; 35(6):706-716. PMID: 33956997.

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  • Published on 2/17/2021

    Wiggins LD, Rubenstein E, Windham G, Barger B, Croen L, Dowling N, Giarelli E, Levy S, Moody E, Soke G, Fields V, Schieve L. Evaluation of sex differences in preschool children with and without autism spectrum disorder enrolled in the study to explore early development. Res Dev Disabil. 2021 May; 112:103897. PMID: 33610079.

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