Loreen Rugle PhD
Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling
Loreen Rugle, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland, and is currently Program Director of the Maryland Center of Excellence in Problem Gambling. Her previous position was Director of Problem Gambling Services with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for the State of Connecticut. Rugle brings more than 30 years of experience in the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling to her current position. She has managed problem gambling programs within the Veterans Administration, in the private sector and within state systems. She has participated in research on brief screening for gambling problems, problem gambling and co-occurring risk behaviors among adolescents, neuropsychological assessment of pathological gamblers, neuroimaging and genetic studies of problem gambling, psychopharmacological treatment of problem gambling, gambling problems and coping among homeless veterans, trauma history and problem gambling. Additionally, Rugle has provided consultation and training on gambling disorder throughout the United States, for the military and internationally.