Emily S. Ruiz, MD, MPH

Emily Ruiz, MD, MPH, is an Associate Physician at the Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery Center at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, an Instructor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic at Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Ruiz received her undergraduate degree from Duke University, medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, and Master of Public Health Degree from Harvard School of Public Health. She completed an internship in internal medicine at New York University School of Medicine, dermatology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and fellowship in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


Posts by Emily S. Ruiz, MD, MPH

Vitamin D: Finding a balance

Emily S. Ruiz, MD, MPH
Emily S. Ruiz, MD, MPH, Contributor

The best way to get the vitamin D your body needs is through sun exposure, but since many people are now more vigilant about sun protection, eating foods rich in the vitamin is preferable to taking a supplement. It’s also important to be aware that too much vitamin D can be harmful.

Shopping for sunscreen: Are all brands equal?

Emily S. Ruiz, MD, MPH
Emily S. Ruiz, MD, MPH, Contributor

The variety of sunscreens available can be confusing to consumers who want to know they are choosing a product that offers appropriate protection from harmful ultraviolet rays. New sunscreen ingredients currently in use in Europe are still in the pipeline waiting FDA approval in the US.