February 20-22, 2025  •  Hilton Midtown  •  New York, NY


Ruthann Russo, PhD, DAc, MPH, JD

Ruthann Russo is Integrative Health Core Faculty at California Institute of Integral Studies and a
licensed, board certified acupuncturist and lifestyle medicine practitioner at Hackensack
Meridian Health. Her research focuses on equitably advancing health and wellbeing and was
recently published in the International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society. She is the
creator of SOHL, a self-care skills training program, available to the public. She designed and
implemented the Senior Healthcare Executive Self-Care study that became the basis for elf-care
initiatives sponsored by health systems for their communities. In 2018 she delivered a TEDx talk
entitled Your Vital Role in Re-imagining Healthcare. She has designed employee-driven wellness
programs for Fortune 100 Companies. She earned a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook
University, PhD in Healthcare Management from Touro University, JD in Healthcare Law from
American University, Doctorate in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Health Sciences and
Masters in Public Health from Rutgers University. Ruthann, a former attorney and founder of
health technology startups, was inspired to change her career path when her teenage
daughter’s neurologist at NYU recommended adding integrative practices to the treatment plan
that helped control her daughter’s epileptic seizures.

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