Dr. Kruse is a clinician investigator in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She trained in internal medicine and primary care at Mass General and sees patients at the Mass General Revere HealthCare Center. She completed a Harvard Medical School General Internal Medicine research fellowship, earned her MPH in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Cancer Prevention from the Harvard School of Public Health Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Kruse’s research examines technology-based interventions to improve the delivery of tobacco cessation treatment for patients engaged in healthcare. She focuses on underserved populations at risk for tobacco-related illness in settings ranging from the community health center where she works to India. Dr. Kruse has received grant funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, American Cancer Society and Mass General Executive Committee on Research. She also serves as a research consultant and online course director on the mixed methods and qualitative research methods with the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center.