Ritchie J. Rubio, PhD

San Francisco Department of Public Health

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Ritchie J. Rubio, PhD, has worked as a clinical child psychologist, play and expressive arts therapist, researcher-storyteller, program evaluator, statistical consultant, data analyst, telehealth trainer/consultant, and associate professor/lecturer in a variety of clinical and academic settings including public health systems, universities, pediatric hospitals, community mental health settings, schools, and research institutes in the Philippines, US, and New Zealand.

He is currently director of Practice Improvement and Analytics of the Children, Youth, and Families System of Care at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. In that role, he plans and coordinates a clinical practice improvement and evaluation program focused on identifying best trauma-informed and diversity-responsive practices, utilizing implementation science to design and strengthen clinical assessment and interventions. His clinical work has been primarily with immigrant and multicultural children and youth and their families.