Thomas Rutledge, Ph.D., is a Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego. As a researcher, Dr. Rutledge has authored more than 100 journal articles and book chapters in scientific publications and been an investigator on dozens of federally funded grants from the National Institute of Health, Department of Defense, and Department of Veterans Affairs. His work focuses on behavioral and psychological treatments for chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, obesity, chronic pain, and diabetes.
As a practitioner, Dr. Rutledge is a staff psychologist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System where he directs behavioral medicine services for Veterans receiving care in the weight control, diabetes, and pain clinics. He has also been board certified as a clinical health psychologist by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) since 2010.