Lesia Ruglass, PhD

City College of New York

Dr. Lesia Ruglass is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the City College of New York. Her clinical and research interests center on several areas: (1) assessment and treatment of trauma, PTSD, and substance use disorders (SUDs); (2) understanding the biopsychosocial mechanisms underlying SUDs (particularly cannabis use and tobacco use disorders); and (3) understanding and reducing racial/ethnic disparities in mental health, SUDs, and treatment process and outcomes. Dr. Ruglass also serves as Co-Director of the NIDA funded Translational Research Training in Addictions for Racial/Ethnic Minoritized Students at The City College of New York, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Rutgers University (TRACC) program and Co-Director of the NIGMS-funded Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program (T34) for racial/ethnic minorities at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and the City College of New York (CCNY) or Manhattan-Bridge. She has published multiple peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters, and presented her work nationally and internationally. A full list of Dr. Ruglass’s published work can be found on Google Scholar or Researchgate.