Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine


Dr. Ruest attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and graduated in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. 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 a Lifespan Injury Prevention Center faculty member. Her research interests include child abuse and neglect and injury prevention as well as social determinants of health, including food insecurity. 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 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. 

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