Dr. Mercedes Rubio

(Health Fellows & Scholars)
Program Chief & Assistant Director, Div. of Adult Translational Research & Treatment Development
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, Maryland
United States

Focus Areas

Mental Health / Psychology
Social Justice
Immigration & Border Issues


Dr. Mercedes Rubio lives in Washington D.C. She is Program Chief, Psychopathology Risk and Protective Factors Research Program and Assistant Director for Training in the Division of Adult Translational Research and Treatment Development at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Dr. Rubio received her BA in sociology at California State University, Bakersfield; her MA and PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan; and completed her post-doctoral training in Nursing at the University of Michigan. Dr. Rubio has authored several manuscripts and book chapters on race as a social phenomenon, transnational migration and health, home ownership among Latinos, and health status among Latino elderly immigrants. Her areas of expertise include obesity, mental health, and immigrant health.