Matthew Ruble, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Discovery Behavioral Health. Dr. Ruble has a deep passion for advancing the behavioral health industry through clinical excellence and safety, publication, innovation, payer relations and collaboration. He has created a research collaboration between DBH and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a health system affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Prior to his role with DBH, he spent 20 years of his career working with the Cambridge Health Alliance, a health system affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He was the Associate Training Director for Adult Psychiatry. He was responsible for integrating Primary Care and Behavioral Health services. To achieve this, he implemented training of clinicians, residents and medical staff in core evidence-based practices including:
• Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)• Psychiatric curriculum development • Research • Publications • Speaking nationally on evidence-based practices • Integrated behavioral and physical health care delivery
As Lead Medical Director overseeing Clinical Behavioral Health Strategy, Innovation and Utilization Management for Humana, he was part of the team that reviewed and advised on all behavioral health technology innovations for investment and implementation. His expertise spans consistent delivery of innovative and value-based, industry-leading, and integrated behavioral health programs and services.
Dr. Ruble earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. From there, he attended the Carver School of Medicine at the University of Iowa, earning his Doctor of Medicine degree. He then attended the Cambridge Health Alliance, an affiliate healthcare system of Harvard Medical School for his Internship, Residency, Chief Residency and Medical Education Fellowship. Dr. Ruble has academic articles in JAMA, Academic Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, Population Health Management, Value in Health, J. of Child Adol. Psychopharm, and BMC Geriatrics.