Integrative Health Expert Ruthann Russo Joins BRG’s Healthcare Practice
Berkeley Research Group announced today that Ruthann Russo, Ph.D., J.D., MPH, LAc has joined as a Managing Director in the firm's Clinical Economics practice, based in Baltimore. Ruthann’s extensive expertise brings value and an innovative approach to BRG’s Healthcare practice.
Dr. Russo has more than 20 years of experience serving healthcare clients in population health, integrative health, informatics strategies, clinical documentation improvement and compliance. She has led consulting engagements for leading academic medical centers and health systems, including those with a focus on change management and transformation, behavioral health strategies and evidence-based integrative health programs for chronic conditions and patient self-care. In her population health work, she has conducted health consumer–driven research, patient focus groups, mind-body skills groups and visioning retreats for management teams. Her unique approach includes the implementation of customized patient, population and health system data analytics and chronic disease registries to track key metrics and measure return on investment.
Dr. Russo previously served several health systems, including Beth Israel and NYU Langone Medical Centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and The Lincoln Recovery Center as an integrative health practitioner and acupuncturist in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She was the director of an integrative health and wellness practice and created a workplace wellness program for Intel Corporation.
She has a Ph.D. in healthcare management from Touro University, a Ph.D. in mind-body medicine from Saybrook University, a J.D. in healthcare law from American University, a master’s of public health (MPH) from Rutgers University, a master’s of acupuncture and oriental medicine from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, a post-graduation certification in health informatics from UC Davis, and a bachelor’s of liberal arts from Dickinson College. Dr. Russo is a licensed, board-certified acupuncturist, certified integrative healthcare administrator and certified health coach.