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Biography

Beverly Rubik earned her Ph.D. in biophysics in 1979 at the University of California at Berkeley.  She is internationally renowned for her pioneering work in frontier science and medicine. Her main area of focus is research on the subtle energetics of living systems, including the human energy field and the body-mind-spirit in health and healing.  She has published over 80 papers and 2 books.  Dr. Rubik presently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Alternative  & Complementary Medicine; Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine; andIntegrative Medicine Insights.  She has served on the advisory boards of various distinguished organizations, including the Program in Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona under Dr. Andrew Weil. 

Dr. Rubik was one of 18 Congressionally-appointed members of the Program Advisory Board to the Office of Alternative Medicine at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1992-1997, and chaired the NIH panels on electromagnetic medicine and spiritual energy healing.  This was the precursory organization to National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

In 1996, Dr. Rubik founded the Institute for Frontier Science (IFS), a nonprofit corporation for research and education.  Laurance S. Rockefeller, Sr., helped support the founding of the IFS.   In 2002, IFS was awarded an NIH center grant for frontier medicine research on biofield science in consortium with researchers at the University of Arizona.  Dr. Rubik was a project director in this consortium and conducted studies on Reiki, a form of Japanese spiritual healing, and on qigong therapy, a healing practice that originated in China.  Dr. Rubik is currently conducting research in several areas including the psychophysiology of extraordinary states including bliss; the subtle properties of water, including memory; and optimal nutrition for anti-aging and prevention.  She is core professor in the doctoral programs in Interdisciplinary Studies at Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH, and adjunct professor in Integrative Health Studies at California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco. 

Beverly Rubikhas won several awards for her research, including the Alyce and Elmer Green award for her pioneering science, awarded to her in 2009 by the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine.  She has been interviewed on various television programs, including the most popular morning program in the US, “Good Morning America” (ABC-TV), where she presented her research on the human energy field in December 2000.   She serves as a consultant in the health care industry on maverick health and wellness products and as a holistic health practitioner and educator to individual clients.

Teaching

Core Professor, Doctoral Studies
Union Institute and University
Cincinnati, OH
 
Adjunct Professor, Integrative Health Studies
California Institute of integral Studies
San Francisco, CA

Honors & Service

Beverly Rubikhas won several awards for her research, including the Alyce and Elmer Green award for her pioneering science, awarded to her in 2009 by the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine.  She has been interviewed on various television programs, including the most popular morning program in the US, “Good Morning America” (ABC-TV), where she presented her research on the human energy field in December 2000.   She serves as a consultant in the health care industry on maverick health and wellness products and as a holistic health practitioner and educator to individual clients.

Publications

  • The Flame of Life

    by Beverly Rubik, PhD

    The emerging science of biofields provides a complement and a challenge to standard approaches of modern Western medicine. Beverly Rubik offers a succinct overview of vital approaches to healing, and provides a bigger picture of what biological life is.

    • Articles
    • December 2004 - February 2005
    • 5 pages

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