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JENNIFER PRAH RUGER

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Jennifer Prah Ruger, founder and director of the Health Equity & Policy Lab, is the Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy, Associate Dean for Global Studies, and Faculty Chair of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) in the School of Social Policy & Practice and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Prah Ruger is the founder and director of the Health Equity and Policy Lab that conducts quantitative and qualitative research on the equity implications of health and social policies.

Visit http://www.jenniferprahruger.com for more about her research.


CURRENT RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS

 

Augustine Benjamin

University of Pennsylvania undergraduate student, Benjamin Franklin Scholar, Class of 2021.

JOSHUA JORDAN

Former University of Pennsylvania undergraduate student, Class of 2018, Fulbright Scholar.

Sarah kim

University of Pennsylvania post-baccalaureate student, Class of 2019. Former Yale University undergraduate student, Class of 2017.

RUTH TSUNG-LIN LEE

University of Pennsylvania undergraduate student, Benjamin Franklin Scholar, Class of 2020.

RUPA PALANKI

University of Pennsylvania undergraduate student, Benjamin Franklin Scholar, Class of 2021.

ALEXANDRA SIWULEC

University of Pennsylvania undergraduate student, Biological Basis of Behavior Program, Class of 2019.

RUOCHEN SUN

Yale graduate student, Class of 2020.

FRANCIS TERPENING

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine administrative coordinator.


FORMER RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS

 

JARRAD AGUIRRE

Former Yale University undergraduate student, former Stanford University medical and graduate student, Rhodes Scholar, currently Chief of Staff / Special Projects in the Office of the CEO at Myovant Sciences.

TENDAI CHIZANA

Former Yale University graduate student.

SUSAN GATCHEL

Former Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine administrative assistant.

KIMBERLY HANNON

Former Yale University graduate student.

BRYANT HUANG

Former University of Pennsylvania graduate student, currently a medical student at the UT San Antonio School of Medicine.

SARAH HUMPHREYS

Former Yale University graduate student.

JOHN PAUL JEWELL

Former Yale University graduate student, currently Clean Energy Program Developer at ENGIE Services US.

EMILY KARSCH

Former University of Pennsylvania undergraduate student, currently Registered Nurse and Nurse Extern at NYU Langone Health.

NICOLE KEMPER

Former Yale University graduate student, currently Health Information Technology Project Manager at National Quality Forum.

ZACHARY LAWRENCE

Former Yale University research assistant, currently Principal Attorney at Affordable Legal Services, LLC.

Christina Lazar

Former George Washington University graduate student, currently Research Associate at Yale University.

MIHAN LEE

Former Yale University undergraduate student, former Harvard University medical and doctoral student, currently a resident in Radiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center.

SHI YING LIM

Former Yale University graduate student, currently a University of Texas doctoral student.

Craig Luekens

Former Yale University graduate student, currently Pastoral Assistant at Christ Presbyterian Church Goatville. 

LAURA MANNES

Former Washington University in St. Louis graduate student, currently Chaplain at Arkansas Hospice.

CHELSEA MAO

Former Yale University graduate student, currently Administrative Manager at the University of California San Francisco Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

HALEY MCCARTHY

Former Yale University health education officer, currently Consultant at Paper Crane Associates.

Mayookha (TULI) MITRA-MAJUMDAR

Former University of Pennsylvania undergraduate student, currently Research Analyst at the Urban Institute.

Nora Ng

Former Stanford University doctoral student, currently Writing Consultant at Yale University.

TRUDEL PARE

Former University of Pennsylvania undergraduate student, currently Business Process Analyst at Kaiser Permanente.

YUNG MIN (CHRISTINE) PARK

Former Yale University research assistant.

ANA RANCIC

Former University of Pennsylvania undergraduate student.

ELISABETH ROGERS

Former Washington University in St. Louis editor.

LINDA SAGE

Former Washington University in St. Louis editor.

LESLIE SAINT

Former Cornell Law School student, currently Attorney at Schenck, Price, Smith, and King.

AKRITI SINGH

Former Yale University graduate student, currently a Tufts University doctoral student.

TAKUDZWA SHUMBA

Former Yale University undergraduate and graduate student, former Stanford University medical student, currently a Family Medicine Physician and Clinical Instructor at Stanford Health Care.

IKE SWETLITZ

Former Yale University undergraduate student, currently Washington Correspondent at STAT News.

MARIE YOUNG

Current Yale University senior administrative assistant.


FORMER DOCTORAL & POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS, MEDICAL STUDENTS, & residents

 

Foster Osei Baah

Current University of Pennsylvania doctoral student.

Eric Nsiah Boateng

Current University of Ghana doctoral student.

CANDACE FELDMAN

Former Yale University medical student, former Johns Hopkins University graduate student, currently Rheumatologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

JASON GERSON

Former Johns Hopkins University doctoral student, currently Associate Director of CER Methods and Infrastructure at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

MATTHEW KAVANAGH

Former University of Pennsylvania doctoral student, currently Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University.

Hak-Ju Kim

Former Washington University in St. Louis doctoral student, currently Professor in the Department of Social Welfare at Gyeongsang National University, South Korea.

Benjamin mason meier

Former Columbia University doctoral student, former Cornell Law School student, currently Associate Professor of Global Health Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

KIM NGUYEN

Former Yale University medical student, currently Quality Improvement Project Coordinator at SFGH General Medicine Clinic and Internal Medicine Primary Care Physician at UCSF Medical Center.

Esther NIvasch

Former University of Pennsylvania medical and graduate student, former Columbia University undergraduate, currently Urology Resident at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

SARAH PALLAS

Former Yale University doctoral student, former Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, currently Health Economist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Center for Global Health. 

Christopher Richter

Former Washington University in St. Louis medical resident, currently Regional Director at ECI Emergency Consultants, Inc.

Yusra shawar

Former University of Pennsylvania postdoctoral fellow, currently Lecturer at American University.

ATHEENDAR VENKATARAMANI

Former Yale University doctoral student and Washington University in St. Louis medical student, currently Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.

FATIMA ZAHRA

Former University of Pennsylvania doctoral student, currently Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania.


FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

JOHN LEE BAIRD

Former Yale University graduate student, currently a teacher at Waltrip High School.

MICHAEL DISTEFANO

Former University of Pennsylvania graduate student, currently a Johns Hopkins University doctoral student.

CATHERINE WANGUI WACHIRA

Former Yale University graduate student and University of Nairobi graduate student, currently Senior Director and Head of Business Operations and Clinical Compliance in the Oncology Business Unit at Pfizer.