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Vladislav Ruchkin, MD, PhD

Associate Professor at the Dept. of Child Psychiatry, Uppsala University, Sweden; Forensic psychiatrist at the Forensic Psychiatric Clinic Sater, Sweden

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Vladislav Ruchkin, MD, PhD



Vladislav Ruchkin, MD, PhD, is a child psychiatrist, psychiatrist and forensic psychiatrist. He received his MD at the Arkhangelsk State Medical Institute, Russia, and his PhD in psychiatric epidemiology from Umea University, Sweden. He came to Yale as a Fulbright scholar in 1999, conducted his postdoctoral studies at the Child Study Center in 1999-2003 and has been a member of the faculty at the CSC since 2003.

Education & Training

  • Clinical Fellow in Forensic Psychiatry
    The National Board of Forensic Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden (2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Child Psychiatry
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (2003)
  • PhD
    Umeå University (1998)
  • PhD
    Arkhangelsk State Medical Institute (1997)
  • Clinical and Research Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Arkhangelsk State Medical Academy, Arkhangelsk, Russia (1996)
  • Resident in Psychiatry
    Regional Psychiatric Hospital #1, Arkhangelsk region, Russia (1994)
  • MD
    Arkhangelsk State Medical Institute (1993)


  • Children of the Street in Mexico-city: Exposure to Violence and Mental Health
    Mexico (2004-2008)
    Randomized Controlled Study of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children at Risk for Homelessness in Mexico City
  • Child development and attachment problems in institutionalized children
    Arkhangel'sk, Arkhangelskaya, Russia 2002
    Assessment of child social and emotional development and of attachment problems in institutionalized children in Russia
  • Early precursors of behavior problems in Russian preschool children
    Arkhangel'sk, Arkhangelskaya, Russia (1999-2000)
    Parent-based survey of 2-4 year old children in Russian kindergartens
  • Community-based epidemiological studies of youth
    Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium; Prague, Praha, Czech Republic; Germany; Seoul, Seoul, South Korea; Lithuania; Mexico City, The Federal District, Mexico; Arkhangel'sk, Arkhangelskaya, Russia (1998-2005)
    The Social and Health Assessment (SAHA) - a school-based survey, addressing multiple aspects of adolescent health and functioning.
  • Psychopathology in Russian juvenile delinquents
    Arkhangel'sk, Arkhangelskaya, Russia (1995-1999)
    Structured psychiatric assessment and psychological testing of incarcerated youth.

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