Dr. Rufino brings more than five years of experience and special expertise in suicide to her roles as a senior research scientist at Menninger and adjunct associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. Her research interests are in suicide, sleep and nightmares, obsessive compulsive disorder, statistics and psychometrics.
She has co-authored articles published in Journal of Child and Family Studies, Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Psychological Assessment, Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, Comprehensive Psychiatry, Law and Human Behavior, and Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Regulation.
After earning an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Holy Cross, she went on to earn a doctorate from Sam Houston State University in Clinical Forensic Psychology.
Dr. Rufino completed a predoctoral internship at Baylor College of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship at The Menninger Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine.