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Nicholas Rubashkin
Nicholas Rubashkin, MD, MA, PhD

Inpatient Obstetrics
Associate Professor

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 490 Illinois St, 9301
San Francisco, CA 94143
Clinic Location: Labor & Delivery, UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital

Research/Clinical Interests

Perinatal quality improvement, global maternal health, ethnic disparities in birth outcomes


Year Institution & Location Degree Field of Study
2004 Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA M.D. Medicine
2008 University of California, San Francisco Residency Ob/Gyn
2019 University of California, San Francisco Ph.D (Candidate) Global Health

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2014 Fulbright Research Award

Selected Publications

Vedam S, Stoll K, Rubashkin N, Martin K, Miller-Vedam Z, Hayes-Klein H, Jolicoeur G and teh CCinBC Steering Council.  The Mothers on Respect (MOR) index: measuring quality, safety, and human rights in childbirth. SSM Popul Health. 2017 Jan 19;3:201-210.

Rubashkin N, Szebik I, Baji P, Szanto Z, Susanzky E, Vedam S. Assessing Quality of Maternity Care in Hungary: expert validation and testing of the mother-centered prenatal care (MCPC) survey instrument. Reprod Health. 2017 Nov 16; 14(1):152.

Baji P, Rubashkin N, Szebik I Stoll K, Vedam S. Informal Cash Payments for Birth in Hungary: Are women paying to secure a known provider, respect, or quality of care? Soc Sci Med. 2017 Sep; 189:86-95.

Vedam S, Stoll K, Rubashkin N, Martin K, Partridge S, Thoradson D, Jolicoeur G and the CCinBC steering Council. The Mother's autonomy in Decision Making (MADM) Scale: Patient-led development and psychometric testing a new instrument to evaluate quality of maternity care. PLOS One. 2017 Feb 23; 23(2):e0171804.