Mentees in Suicide and Neuropsychiatric Research


Ruth Morin, PhD

Ruth Morin, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and an associate research scientist with the San Francisco VA Medical Center. She earned her doctorate from Columbia University, with clinical training from Columbia University Medical Center’s Neurology department and Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, and Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. She completed her clinical internship at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, MI, and two-year advanced research/clinical fellowship specializing in geriatric neuropsychology at San Francisco VA Medical Center/UCSF. Her research focuses on utilization of novel data analytic methods in population-based studies of medical and neuropsychiatric comorbidity, specifically late life suicide prevention.

Alison Hwong, MD, PhD

Alison Hwong, M.D. Ph.D., is a Clinical Instructor and Staff Psychiatrist at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the San Francisco VA. She earned her MD and PhD in Health Policy at Harvard University, completed adulty psychiatry residency at UCSF, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the UCSF/SFVA National Clinician Scholars Program. Her research focuses on health disparities and social determinants of health for people living with serious mental illness. She studies preventive and primary care for individuals with schizophrenia, premature mortality in the population with serious mental illness, and the effects of climate change on mental health. 

Alison Rustagi, MD, PhD

Alison Rustagi, M.D., Ph.D., whose research advances the benefits of preventive health services such as cancer screening.

Charlie Wray, DO, MS

Charlie Wray, D.O., M.S., whose research is focused on social determinants of health and health outcomes and digital-based care.

Sanket Dhruva, MD, MHS

Sanket Dhruva, M.D., M.H.S., whose research is focused on cardiac device safety using advanced data analytics to identify device safety signals and prevent adverse outcomes.