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Lesia Ruglass
Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: (212) 650-7821
Degrees/Diplomas: The New School for Social Research, PhD
Research Interests: Assessment and integrated treatment of PTSD and substance use disorders (SUDs); understanding the biopsychosocial mechanisms underlying SUDs; reducing racial/ethnic disparities in health, mental health, and academic achievement; and HIV/AIDS prevention in racial/ethnic minority communities.
Dr. Lesia Ruglass received her B.A. in Psychology from New York University, her M.A. in Psychology from Boston University, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the New School for Social Research in New York City.  She completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.  She then worked for several years as an Associate Research Scientist at the Social Intervention Group at the Columbia University School of Social Work.  Dr. Ruglass is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the City College of New York, CUNY and a Research Scientist in the Trauma and Addictions Project (TAP) and Research on Addictive Disorders (ROAD) labs. She has received awards and grants from the National Institutes on Health and the City College City SEEDS program.  She has published several peer-reviewed articles and presented her work nationally and internationally. She is the co-author of a book, Psychology of Trauma 101 (forthcoming from Springer Publishing).  Dr. Ruglass also maintains a private practice based in New York City and has specialized training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association [APA, Divisions 50 (Addictions) and 56 (Trauma Psychology)] and the New York State Psychological Association.  She is currently Member-at-Large and Co-Chair of the Diversity and Multicultural Committee for Division 56 of APA.