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Caryn Rubanovich, M.S.

Pronouns: Caryn

Doctoral Student

SDSU / UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Behavioral Medicine

San Diego

Areas of Research

Ethical, Legal and Social Implications, Genome Sequencing, mHealth, Clinical Care, Clinician-Patient Relationships


Caryn’s research focuses on the ethical, legal, and social implications of emerging technologies (e.g., genome sequencing, mHealth) in clinical care. Specifically, she is interested in how to best integrate these tools to improve modern-day clinical care while promoting effective clinician-patient relationships.


Cinnamon S. Bloss, Ph.D., UC San Diego


  1. M.S. Narrative Medicine
    Columbia University
  2. B.A. Anthropology
    Washington University in St.Louis
  1. Rubanovich, C. K., Cheung, C., Torkamani, A., & Bloss, C. S. (in press). Physician communication of genomic results in a diagnostic odyssey case series: a preliminary study. Pediatrics.
  2. Lattie, E., Alam, N., Kaiser, S. M., Tomasino, K. N., Sargent, E.S., Rubanovich, C. K., Palac, H., & Mohr, D. C. (in press). A practical do-it-yourself recruitment framework for concurrent eHealth clinical trials: identification of efficient and cost-effective methods for decision making – Part 2.
  3. Schairer, C., Rubanovich, C. K., & Bloss, C. S. (2018). Will commercial terms of use and privacy policies undermine informed consent in the age of mobile health? AMA Journal of Ethics.
  4. Rubanovich, C. K., Cheung, C., Mandel, C., & Bloss, C. S. (2018). Physician preparedness for big genomic data: a review of genomic medicine education initiatives in the United States. Human molecular genetics 2018; 27(R2):R250-R258.
  5. Rubanovich, C. K. (2017). Patients with multiple somatic symptoms and their physicians: at the mercy of a medical system. In C. A. Farkas (Ed.), Reading the psychosomatic in medical and popular culture: Something. Nothing. Everything. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  6. Rubanovich, C. K., Schueller, S. M., & Mohr, D. C. (2017). Health app use among individuals with symptoms of depression and anxiety: a survey study with thematic coding. JMIR mental health 2017;4(2):e22.