Mary Ruffolo

Mary C. Ruffolo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work

1080 South University
Ann Arbor 48109

Office: 734-936-4799

E-mail: mruffolo[at]umich[dot]edu

Curriculum Vitae

Biography, Education


Dr. Ruffolo’s current research focuses on organizational factors that influence sustaining evidence based interventions/programs in community mental health settings, adapting efficacious interventions for children and youth experiencing serious mental health challenges, and addressing ways to disseminate interventions with at-risk populations (e.g., families of children with serious mental illness, adults with severe mental illness). She is committed to research that addresses the needs of vulnerable populations served by the public systems. Dr. Ruffolo is a member of the State Improving Practices Leadership team in behavioral health and facilitates an advisory group to the School of Social Work Curtis Center that addresses behavioral health services research.


PhD, Social Welfare, 1988, Ohio State University, Columbus
MSW, Social Work, 1979, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
BS, Social Work and Spanish, 1978, University of Dayton, OH