Beverly Rubik was born in Chicago and graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology with a B.S. in chemistry, summa cum laude. She 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; and Integrative 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.
In 1996, Dr. Rubik founded the Institute for Frontier Science (IFS), a nonprofit organization 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 a 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.