Assistant Professor and C/L Fellowship Director
Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Kruse is director of the UCLA Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry fellowship program, with clinical expertise and interest in mood disorders, especially in the setting of co-morbid medical illness. She is a clinician scientist with NIMH funding to study the role of inflammation in depression phenotype and treatment response. She completed medical school and C/L fellowship training at Mayo Clinic, and she completed her psychiatry residency training at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, as well as post-doctoral research training in psychoneuroimmunology, pharmacology, and translational science. Her clinical research focuses on links between immune function, depression phenotypes, and depression treatment outcome, with long-term goals focused on improving depression treatment by translating findings into targeted and personalized treatment approaches. Underlying this goal is the hypothesis that patients with varying levels of systemic inflammation may respond to one treatment approach but not another. In addition to directing the C/L fellowship program, Dr. Kruse supervises trainees on the Psychiatry Consultation Service at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, in the Mood Disorders Clinic at UCLA, and in the Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Clinic at the West Los Angeles VA.
Friday, November 15
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM