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Ruggiero joins CON

Kenneth Ruggiero, PhD, joins the College of Nursing as a professor and associate director of TACHL. Ruggiero comes from MUSC’s National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center where he was a professor. He received a BA from SUNY Buffalo and MA and PhD from West Virginia University. He is principal investigator on four ongoing federally funded grants. One is an R01 funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to develop and evaluate a brief Web-based Intervention for disaster-affected adolescents and families. Under a second NIMH grant, he is developing and evaluating mobile web applications that are designed to improve quality of care in child mental health treatment via increased child engagement and provider fidelity. Ruggiero also is a co-investigator on several ongoing grants funded by the Department of Defense, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration.