Kathryn Wirtz Rugen, PhD, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Dr. Rugen's research focuses on behavioral strategies to improve adherence to medications and health-promoting behaviors.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Rugen teaches in the acute care nurse practitioner program.
Service / Practice
Dr. Rugen is an active member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. She is also a program site evaluator for Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). She currently is the Associate Chief Nurse for Education and Research at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and a Nurse Practitioner in the General Medicine Clinic.
Dr. Rugen enjoys traveling and downhill skiing.