Alexander V. Libin is a psychosocial scientist and multimedia learning innovator investigating how critical thinking and shared decision-making promote coping with life stressors in social networks, teams, and individuals. Dr. Libin holds a joint appointment as Scientific Director of the Well-Being Literacy, Multimedia Education, & Psychosocial Research Program (WeLL) at the District of Columbia Veterans Affairs Medical Center and at the MedStar Health Research Institute at the National Rehabilitation Network of MedStar Health. Dr. Libin also serves as Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center.
Dr. Libin conducts studies in well-being literacy and translational sciences exploring the impact of autonomous learning, health education, and digital technology, such as interactive multimedia and simulations, serious games and personal robotics, on well-being and psychosocial functioning across the life span. Vulnerable clinical populations including military veterans, persons with neurological disorders, chronic conditions and disability, children and the elderly are the focus of Dr. Libin’s research.
Dr. Libin is an accomplished writer who has authored and co-authored 7 books, and provided editorship on 11 books, on the topics of visual literacy for self-management, coping with life stressors, understanding human differences and similarities, women’s well-being, cognition and learning styles, psychology of consciousness, empirical research on archetypes, and unified mental representation theory. He has contributed to more than 75 book chapters, peer reviewed articles, and popular magazine articles in four languages (Russian, English, Spanish, and Japanese) covering the results of research findings and applied work in such areas as cyberanthropology, robotic psychology and robotherapy, role playing games as a learning tool for psychological literacy, person-centered psychosocial interventions, self-management and well-being, injury prevention, ethical dilemmas in clinical research, and patient – health care provider communication