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NIAAA Staff Profile


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Post Doctoral Fellow

Angelica Rusilowski, D.O., M.P.H.

Biographical Summary

Dr. Rusilowski completed her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in May 2023, which included several rotations in psychiatry, neurology, and addiction medicine. During her clinical training, she gained experience with diagnostic neuroimaging (e.g., CT, MRI, EEG) and therapeutic neuromodulation modalities, such as TMS and ECT. Prior to earning her medical degree, she obtained her Master of Public Health, with a concentration in Population and Family Health and Epidemiology, from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. It was in the Neuro-oncology Department at the Columbia University Medical Center, where she also gained experience in research on human subjects, while simultaneously working as a Data Analyst for the Research and Analysis Team at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). While at the DOHMH, her work served to support a large NYC population of individuals with severe mental illness and comorbid substance use disorders. Dr. Rusilowski joined CNIRC in Fall of 2023. Her goal as a postdoctoral fellow at CNIRC is to use a combination of neuroimaging techniques and neuromodulation therapies in an integrative approach to accurately diagnose and effectively treat different alcohol use disorder (AUD) subtypes. What interests her most is the relationship between AUD subtypes with co-occurring mental illness and neural mechanisms underlying these cognitive processes. Furthermore, she intends to study novel neuromodulation approaches for treating AUD patients with co-occurring mental illness and aims to develop clinical trial protocols for administering non-invasive neuromodulation treatments, specifically TMS and neurofeedback.

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