Ruthann Russo



Ruthann Russo

Adjunct Faculty

CIMHS Mind-Body Medicine
Saybrook University

Ruthann is a Managing Director with Berkeley Research Group where she provides Population Health and Integrative Health program development to healthcare systems and Fortune 500 Corporations including Intel and Nissan. She is also a licensed acupuncturist in NY and NJ, where she manages a private practice. At Saybrook University's Graduate School of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences she has taught health informatics and healthcare ethics. She focuses on merging health information with evidence-based Chinese Medicine and integrative practices and behavioral health change strategies to create measurable integrative population health interventions with a particular interest in group treatment such as community-based auricular acupuncture designed to help individuals self-manage common chronic conditions.

Ruthann has earned PhDs in Business Administration (Touro University) and Mind-Body Medicine (Saybrook University), a JD in healthcare law (American University) and an MPH in Public Health Management (Rutger's University) and an MS in acupuncture (Tri-State College of Acupuncture). She is currently completing a Doctorate in Acupuncture (DAc) at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is a certified health coach, certified integrative health administrator, and yoga teacher who has served several health systems, including Mount Sinai and NYU Langone Medical Centers, as an acupuncturist and integrative health practitioner in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

In the first half of her professional life, she was a healthcare attorney and CEO of 2 different healthcare information technology firms. Ten years ago, her daughter Emmalea's cessation of years of uncontrollable seizures as a result of acupuncture, meditation, yoga, and diet redirected the trajectory of both of their lives and careers to focus on disseminating Chinese Medicine and integrative health practices.