He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the College of Medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center. Prior to joining the City of Austin, Marc was an investigator on multiple federally-funded research projects and directed the data management division of the Central Texas VA and VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans. In addition to his work with military veterans, Dr. Kruse has been involved in clinical research with firefighters and first-responders from Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Fairfax, New York, Providence, and Toronto.
The majority of Dr. Kruse’s clinical and research efforts are focused on working with trauma-exposed populations (firefighters, first-responders, military veterans) with particular emphasis on the assessment and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders. His clinical practice emphasizes the use of empirically-supported treatments.