Caryn Kseniya Rubanovich, M.S.
Feinberg School of Medicine
Caryn Kseniya Rubanovich received her M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University in the City of New York, where she studied clinician-patient relationships, and used psychology, philosophy, and literature in conjunction with social justice work to gain further insights into modern-day patient care.
Caryn is passionate about utilizing technology to bridge gaps in clinical care, improving access to care for marginalized and underserved populations, and empowering patients to become active participants in their care.
Her cross-disciplinary approach towards clinical care is a result of her diverse background which includes undergraduate training in medical anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis, coordinating social media outreach with Adios Barbie, an intersectional feminist body-image site, and researching varying perspectives on death and aging for an upcoming documentary film “Confronting Mortality…and Immortality” produced by award-winning filmmaker, Helen Whitney. Caryn is also the founder of @MedEmpathy, a Twitter handle with an aim of “connecting clinicians, patients & caregivers, one story at a time.”
Caryn plans to apply for Ph.D. programs in Clinical Psychology in the near future.