Douglas M. Ruderfer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Genetic Medicine


Ph.D., Genetics - Cardiff University, 2013

M.S., Computer Science - Johns Hopkins University, 2004

B.S., Computer Engineering - Johns Hopkins University, 2004

Office Address:
515B Light Hall, Nashville, TN 37232

Douglas M. Ruderfer, Ph.D.

Research Description 

Developing analytical tools to elucidate the genetic architecture of psychiatric diseases and translating these findings to improve treatment. The lab has a strong focus in neuropsychiatric phenotypes and interests related to Structural variation and it’s role in regulating expression and disease risk Unraveling the genomic architecture of genetically related diseases Employing genomic information to improve drug design and treatment decisions Utilizing EHR/digital health informatics to objectively quantify mental health traits

Research Keywords 

Genomics, transcriptomics, mental health, precision medicine, digital health, computational biology, pharmacogenomics

Previous Institution 

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sanai

Previous Role/Title 

Instructor, Department of Psychiatry


Computational and psychiatric genomics


Hicksville, NY