Laura Cuty-Ruiz, PhD
Laura Cuty-Ruiz, PhD, serves as a wellness and resilience coach for physicians and advanced practice providers at Orlando Health. With a background and expertise in medical education, clinical practice and academia, she has developed multidisciplinary educational training programs including the development and enhancement of clinical skills in medicine with a focus on the humanism of medicine. She has an interest in the developmental process of medical trainees and physician learners and their evolution as practitioners, with the goal of supporting wellness and resilience over a clinician’s professional lifespan.
Prior to joining Orlando Health, Laura was the founding director of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and serves on the medical school’s admissions committee. She also served as a staff psychologist within the Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons, supporting various therapeutic programs. She has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level and held multiple academic appointments.
After completing her undergraduate studies in psychology at Florida State University, Laura earned a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a doctoral degree from the University of Alabama.
Married with three daughters, Laura enjoys spending time with her dachshunds and wheel throwing pottery.