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Gary Epstein-Lubow, M.D.


Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Assistant Unit Chief, Geriatrics, Butler Hospital

Vassar College, BA (1989)
The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, MD (1997)
General Psychiatry Residency – Brown University (2002)
Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship – Brown University (2003)
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Brown University (2005)

Brown University Research Website

Brown Medical School Webpage

Research Interests

Dr. Lubow’s current primary research goal is to develop psychosocial treatments for elderly hospitalized patients with cognitive impairment. Dr. Lubow has previously directed research and collaborated on projects seeking to better characterize the nature of complex neuropsychiatric illness and its effects on family caregivers. In his university teaching role, Dr. Lubow supervises general psychiatry residents, geriatric psychiatry fellows and geriatric medicine fellows and recently served as co-director of the Alpert Medical School’s Scholarly Concentration in Contemplative Studies.

Selected Publications

Epstein-Lubow G, Hochstadt J, Lieberman P, Kaplan GB: Speech Production in Schizophrenia: Preliminary Data Regarding Voice Onset Time. Schizophrenia Research, 2006 Feb, V 82, N 2-3, pgs 267 – 269.

Epstein-Lubow G, Davis JD, Miller IW, Tremont G: Persisting Burden Predicts DepressiveSymptoms in Dementia Caregivers. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 2008 Sep, V 21, N 3, pgs 198 – 203.

Epstein-Lubow G, Beevers CG, Bishop DS, Miller IW: Family Functioning is Associated with Depressive Symptoms in Caregivers of Acute Stroke Survivors. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2009 Jun, V 90, pgs 947 - 955.

Gaudiano BA, Epstein-Lubow G, Miller IW: Does the Dexamethasone Suppression Test Reliably Discriminate Between Psychotic and Nonpsychotic Major Depression? An Exploratory Analysis of Potential Confounds. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 2009 Jun, V 197, N 6, pgs 395 - 400.

Epstein-Lubow G, McBee L, Miller IW: Investigating Mindfulness Training for Caregivers.Psychiatric Services, 2006 Mar, V 57, N3, pg 421.

Epstein-Lubow G; Family Caregiver Health: What To Do When a Spouse or Child Needs Help. Medicine & Health Rhode Island, 2009 Mar, V 92, N 3, pgs 101 – 102.

Epstein-Lubow G, Gaudiano BA, Hinckley M, Salloway S, Miller IW: Evidence for the validity of the American Medical Association’s Caregiver Self-Assessment Questionnaire as a screening measure for depression [Research Letter]. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2010 Feb, V 58, N 2, pgs 387 - 388.

Uebelacker LA, Tremont G, Epstein-Lubow G, Gaudiano BA, , Gillette T, Kalibatseva Z, Miller IW: Open trial of Vinyasa yoga for persistently depressed individuals Evidence of feasibility and acceptability. Behavior Modification, 2010 May, V 34, N 3, pg 247 – 64.

Malloy P, McLaughlin NCR, Epstein-Lubow G, Doughty A, Marino L, Milner M: The Severe Impairment Battery Predicts Functional Abilities in an Inpatient Geriatric Population. Applied Neuropsychology, 2010 Jul, V 13, N 3, pg 172-6.

Epstein-Lubow G, Fulton AT, Gardner R, Miller IW: Post-Hospital Transitions: Special Considerations for Individuals with Dementia. Medicine & Health Rhode Island, 2010 Apr V 93, N 4, pg 125-7.

Epstein-Lubow G, Rosenzweig A: The Use of Antipsychotic Medication in Long Term Care. Medicine & Health Rhode Island, 2010 Dec; V 93, N 12, pg 372, 377-378.

Epstein-Lubow G: Clinicians and Caregivers. Medicine & Health Rhode Island, 2011 Feb; V94, N 2, pg 33.

Tuya Fulton A, Epstein-Lubow G: Family Caregiving at the End of Life. Medicine & Health Rhode Island, 2011 Feb; V94, N 2, pg 34 – 35.

Epstein-Lubow G, McBee L, Darling E, Armey A, Miller IW: A Pilot Investigation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Caregivers of Frail Elderly. Mindfulness (In Press).

Epstein-Lubow G, Gaudiano BA, Darling E, Hinckley M, Tremont G, Kohn R, Marino L, Salloway S, Grinnel R, Miller IW: Differences in Depression Severity in Family Caregivers of Hospitalized Individuals with Dementia and Family Caregivers of Outpatients with Dementia. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (In Press)