Dr. Lesia Ruglass


Dr. Lesia Ruglass is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the City College of New York, CUNY, where she also directs the OASAS certified Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) program. She is currently Principal Investigator on two pilot studies examining racial/ethnic differences in attentional bias and cue reactivity among marijuana and nicotine users and co-investigator on several clinical trials that examined the efficacy/effectiveness of integrated treatments for co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorders (SUD), with a specific interest in understanding and reducing racial/ethnic disparities in mental health and PTSD/SUD outcomes.

Dr. 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 Mount Sinai-St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital. She is a member of the American Psychological Association [APA, Divisions 50 (Addictions) and 56 (Trauma Psychology)] and the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. Dr. Ruglass also maintains a private practice based in New York City.



Email: ruglass.ccny@gmail.com

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