Hilja Ruegg

Hilja Rebecca Ruegg , MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Program Director, Family Medicine/Psychiatry Resident Training Program

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
360 Stetson Street
Suite 3200
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
Phone 513-558-5190
Fax 513-558-3477
Email hilja.ruegg@uc.edu

Professional Summary

Dr Hilja Ruegg is an Assistant Professor with a dual appointment in the departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience and Family & Community Medicine.  She received her BA from Mount Holyoke College in Russian and Eurasian Studies in South Hadley, Massachuesttes in 2000. Prior to attending medical school in 2007 she worked internationally with a non-profit promoting community based women's health and education work in Afghanistan followed by program management in a Federally Qualified Community Health Center in Western Massachussetts.  After obtaining her MD at Marshall University School of Medicine in 2011 she completed a residency in combined training in Family Medicine and Psychiatry, graduating in 2016.  She is board certified in both Family Medicine and Psychiatry.  She serves as the Program Director for the Combined Traning Residency at the University of Cincinnati since 2016.  Her areas of interest include medical and mental health care for underserved populations and the development of service delivery models for integrated mental health and primary care.  She is also interested in the integration of addiction medicine in primary care. 

Education

Bachelor's Degree: Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA, 2000 (Russian and Eurasian Studies)

Doctoral Degree: Joan C. Edwards Marshall University School of Medicine Huntington , WV, 2011 (Medicine)

Residency: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2016 (Family Medicine and Psychiatry )

Chief residency: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Oh, 2016 (Family Medicine and Psychiatry)

Fellowship: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH , 2019 (Community Primary Care )

Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry) (Certification Date: 09-22-2016 )

Clinical Interests

Psychiatry

Delirium

Specialities

Family Medicine

Psychiatry

Research and Practice Interests

Collaborative and Integrative Care models for mental health and primary care. Consult Laison Psychiatry, Cross Cultural Psychiatry.  Health Care for underserved and resourced communities. 

Positions and Work Experience

08-2016 -To Present Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine., University of Cincinnati., Cincinnati, Ohio

08-2016 -To Present Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience., University of Cincinnati., Cincinnati, Ohio

08-2016 -To Present Assistant Program Director , Combined Family Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Training., University of Cincinnati., Cincinnati, Ohio

04-2018 -To Present Medical Director Collaborative Care Services, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences., University of Cincinnati., Cincinnati, Ohio

08-2016 -To Present MAT Lead Physician., Integrated Care for the Homeless Medication Assisted Treatment in Primary Care Program., Cincinnati Health Network., Cincinnati, Ohio

08-2017 -To Present Course Director., 4th Year Medical Student Elective in Psychiatry in Primary Care., University of Cincinnati., Cincinnati, Ohio

02-2014 -07-2016 MAT Physician, MAT Staff Physician., Clermont Recovery Center., Batavia, Ohio

06-2008 -07-2008 Project Consultant., Pharmacy Project Consultant., Holyoke Health Center., Holyoke, Massachussetts

07-2006 -07-2007 Cardiovascular Disease Program Manager., Grant Program Manager in FQHC., Holyoke Health Center., Holyoke, Massachussetts

09-2004 -07-2006 Patient Assistance Manager., Holyoke Health Center., Holyoke, Massachussetts

01-2002 -06-2004 Afghanistan Program Coordinator., Field Site Coordinator., Future Generations., Kabul, Afghanistan

10-2000 -05-2001 Research Intern, Peru Infectious Disease Research Intern, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Lima, Peru

09-1999 -10-1999 Intern, Health Care Policy and Reform Intern, American International Health Alliance, Moscow, Russia

09-2019 -To Present Panel Expert, Project ECHO MAT in Primary Care, Univeristy Of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Ruegg, Hilja (09-16-2017. ) Career Development Workshop For Residents .Association of Medicine and Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Level:National

Hilja Ruegg, Ashley Reeves (11-2019. ) Population Management: Emotional Wellness, Collaborative Care in Cystic Fibrosis .Fall CFLN Community Conference, Long Beach, California. Level:National

Poster Presentations

Hilja Ruegg, Erin Thase, Cheryl McCullumsmith (09-2016. ) A Novel Context for Collaborative Care; Adapting Collaborative Care to Multidisciplinary Subspecialty Care .NNDC National Meeting Poster Competition , Denver, Colorado. . Level:National

Hilja Ruegg, Jocelyn Weber, Cheryl McCullumsmith (09-2016. ) Training for the Future: Innovations in Collaborative Care as a tool for training future physicians in multiple disciplines .NNDC National Meeting Poster Competition , Denver, Colorado. . Level:National

Kishton, Rachel, Ruegg, Hilja (10-2018. ) Providing Medication Assisted Treatment to Homeless Patients in FQHC Primary Care .Association for Medicine and Psychiatry, Chicago, IL. . Level:National

Lecture

Hilja Ruegg (05-2017. ) Pharmacotherapy Decision Making: Tools and Innovations in Psychopharmacology .Cincinnati, OH. UC. Level:Department

Hilja Ruegg, Christopher White, Reid Hartman, Patricia Weigle (03-2018. ) Medication Assisted Treatment For Primary Care Providers .The Christ Hospital. Workshop. Level:Local

Hilja Ruegg (02-12-2019. ) Bipolar Disorder In Primary Care .The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati Ohio. UC. Level:University

Symposium

Hilja Ruegg (02-09-2019. ) MAT in Primary Care .Cincinnati, Ohio. Other Institution. Level:Local

Honors and Awards

06-2016 Dr Henry P. and M. Page Durkee Laughlin Foundation Outstanding Psychiatric Resident Award Status:Recipient Level:Department Type:Recognition

11-2015 Alpha Omega Alpha. Honor Medical Society, Inducted after nomination as a Resident at University of Cincinnati Combined Family Medicine/Psychiatry Training Program Type:Recognition

10-2015 Martin Fenton Award Outstanding Combined Resident. Association of Medicine and Psychiatry Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Recognition

05-2000 Vladimir Sajkovic Prize Recipient Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Mount Holyoke College Status:Recipient Level:College Type:Recognition

09-2016 NNDC Poster Competition Award Winner NNDC National Meeting Poster Competition National Network of Depression Centers National Meeting Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Recognition

06-2018 Department of Psychiatry Golden Apple Teaching Award Teaching award presented annually by residents. Status:Recipient Level:Department Type:Recognition

Service

Univeristy of Cincinnati Physicians (Pension Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 08-2017 -To Present

The Christ Hospital (Psychiatry Peer Review Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 08-2016 -To Present

Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program (Clinical Competency Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 08-2016 -To Present

University of Cincinnati Combined Residency Training Committee (Program Evaluation Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 07-2015 -To Present

TCH/UC Family Medicine Residency Training Program (Program Evaluation Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2014 -2016

The Christ Hospital GME (GME Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2014 -2016

(College of Medicine Faculty Forum ) Member Type:Departmental Service Level:College 08-2019 -To Present

Professional Affiliation

10-2011 -To Present: Member. Association of Medicine and Psychiatry University of Cincinnati,

2012 -To Present: Member. American Psychiatric Association University of Cincinnati,

07-2011 -To Present: Member. American Academy of Family Physicians University of Cincinnati,

09-2017 -To Present: Member. Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (formerly Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine) University of Cincinnati,

Faculty Development Activities

08-2017 -06-2018 Faculty Professional Development Session Department of Family and Community Medicine University of Cincinnati Type:Seminar

07-21-2018 -07-24-2018 Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar A competitive application only leadership development seminar for early career women in academic medicine. , AAMC Westminster, Colorado Type:Seminar

Contact Information

Academic - Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
360 Stetson Street
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-5190
Fax: 513-558-3477
hilja.ruegg@uc.edu