Dr. Ruest attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and graduated AOA. She subsequently completed a Pediatrics Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and stayed on for a Chief Resident year, followed by a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Brown University/Hasbro Children's Hospital. During fellowship, she also completed a Masters in Public Health at Brown University.
She is currently the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Trauma Liaison and her research interests include child abuse and neglect and injury prevention. In addition, she is a member of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) Child Abuse and Neglect Research Interest Group as well as the Injury Prevention Research Interest Group, and recently became a member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Foster Care Committee. She was awarded the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Director’s Clinical Excellence Award in 2019.