Hilly Rubinsky, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Hilly Rubinsky, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor of the Division of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 1982, he completed his doctoral studies in Experimental Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. He then went on to complete a Postdoctoral Respecialization Program in Clinical Psychology at Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA in 1988.

Dr. Rubinsky currently provides a full range of neuropsychological and rehabilitation psychology services for the Inpatient Brain Injury Unit at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute at Mercy Hospital. Dr. Rubinsky is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rubinsky’s other areas of expertise and interests include chronic pain rehabilitation, stroke and geriatrics, and sex therapy and research. He is actively involved in clinical education delivering presentations to physicians, psychologists and other rehabilitation clinicians at department-sponsored annual conferences. He is a research team member for the TBI Model Systems grant project.


Specialized Areas of Interest
Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, Neuropsychology, Stroke, and Geriatrics,Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury, Sex Therapy and Research, Chronic Pain Rehabilitation

Education & Training
BA, Queens College-CUNY, 1976
PhD, Experimental Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982
Postdoctoral Respecialization, Clinical Psychology, Hahnemann University, 1988

Professional Organization Membership
American Psychological Association
Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania
American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers

Selected Publications
McNeil MR, Doyle PJ, Hula WD, Rubinsky HJ, Fossett TRD, Matthews, CT. Using resource allocation theory and dual-task methods to increase the sensitivity of assessment in aphasia. Aphasiology. 2004 (18): 521-542.

Freda M, Rubinsky HJ. Sexual function in the stroke survivor. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. 1991 2(3): 643-658.

Rubinsky HJ, Eckerman DA, Rubinsky EW, Hoover C. Early-phase physiological response patterns to psychosexual stimuli: Comparison of male and female patterns. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 1987 16:45-56.