Jennifer L. Kruse, MD
Huvane Family Friends of Semel Scholar
Dr. Jennifer Kruse is a Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and founding director of the UCLA Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry fellowship program. She has clinical expertise and interest in mood disorders, especially in the setting of co-morbid medical illness. She is a physician scientist with NIH funding to study the role of inflammation in mood disorders and depression treatment outcomes. She completed medical school and fellowship training at Mayo Clinic, and she completed her psychiatry residency training at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. In addition, she’s completed post-doctoral research training in psychoneuroimmunology, clinical pharmacology, and translational science. Her clinical research focuses on links between immune function, metabolic function, depression symptoms, and depression treatment outcome, with long-term goals focused on improving depression treatment by translating findings into targeted and personalized treatment approaches.