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Gualberto Ruano, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6022
B.A.Johns Hopkins UniversityBiophysics
Ph.D.Yale UniversityGenetics
M.D.Yale School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
FellowshipMarine Biological LaboratoryE.E. Just Fellowship
FellowshipYale UniversityMedical Scientist Training Program
FellowshipFord Foundation Fellowship

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Presidential M1 Mentorship Program Award. Each M1 Mentor possesses high caliber mentoring experience, a commitment to racial and ethnic underrepresented individuals in biomedical science, and a record of success in academic scholarship.Office of the Provost, UConn
FellowAmerican Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary DegreeAlbertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT
FellowNational Academy of Clinical Biochemistry
Medical Technology AwardBiomedical Engineering Alliance of Connecticut (BEACON)
Ad Honorem Professor, Medical SciencesUniversity of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences, San Juan, PR
Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and EngineeringCASE
Phi Beta KappaJohns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
U.S. Presidential Scholar
ValedictorianAcademy of the Immaculate Conception, Mayagüez, PR
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational ScienceResearch CommitteeBoard Member and Core LeaderUConn HealthState2012
Hispanic Health Council, Hartford CTCommunity ServiceMember of the Board of DirectorsExternalRegional20092016
Research Centers in Minority Institutions, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences, San Juan PRAdvisory CommitteeAdvisory Board Committee MemberExternalNational20082011
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, Connecticut Innovations, Rocky Hill CTAdvisory CommitteeAdvisory Board MemberExternalState20062015
CT Academy of Science and Engineering - Health Technology BoardProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanExternalState20052009
Latino Community Services, Hartford CTCommunity ServiceMember of the Board of DirectorsExternalRegional20052008

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Genetic Risk Factors for Statin-Associated Muscle Symptoms (SAMS)
    Rosario AN, Duconge Jorge, Ruaño Gualberto Statin-Associated Muscle Symptoms 2020 Jan;
  • Physiogenomic Contours: The Application of Systems Biology for Engineering Personalized Healthcare
    Windemuth A, Seip RL, Ruaño G The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, 4th Edition, Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, VII (89): 1-10 2015 Jan;
  • Comprehensive Education-Based Mental Health Services for Students Diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum.
    DuCharme RW, McGrady KA, Patel JC, Ruaño G. Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Professionals and Families, Issues in Children’s and Families’ Lives 2013 Jan;
  • Statin-induced Neuromyopathy
    Seip RL, Rivera N, Ruaño G, Thompson PD Clinical Genomics: Practical Applications in Adult Patient Care 2013 Jan;
  • Clinical Implications of Genetic Admixture in Hispanic Puerto Ricans: Impact on the Pharmacogenetics of CYP2C19 and PON1
    Duconge J, Escalera O, Kocherla M, Ruaño G Clinical Applications of Pharmacogenetics 2012 Jan;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy in Black Americans: Need for Trusted Voices Explaining Justified Concerns.
    Laurencin, Cato; Wu, Zhao (Helen); Ruaño, Gualberto. In: MN Hounkonnou, M Mitrovic (Eds): Mathematics for Human Flourishing in the time of COVID-19 and post COVID-19, Proceedings, De Gruyter, ISBN 978-3-11-073862-9, 2022

Case Reports





  • Clinical Dataset of the CYP-GUIDES Trial
    Tortora J, Robinson S, Baker S, Ruaño G. Mendeley Data, v1, 2020.
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Precision Management of Opioids: Pharmacogenetic Clinical Decision SupportPlenary LectureCT Legislative Forum on DNA Testing and Genomic Medicine2020CT Office of Health Strategy, CT Legislative Forum on Genomic Medicine
Personalized and Precision Medicine Approaches in Regenerative Clinical Trials: Addressing and Capitalizing from HeterogeneityPlenary LectureAdvanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute2020Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute