People


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, 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. The Health Equity and Policy Lab conducts quantitative and qualitative research on the equity implications of health.

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


COLLABORATORS

HEPL works in teams of collaborators, please see a list of our collaborators here.


CURRENT RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS [BASED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA]

Sarah kim

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

ALEXANDRA SIWULEC

University of Pennsylvania undergraduate student, Life Sciences & Management Program, Class of 2019.

RUOCHEN SUN

Former University of Pennsylvania graduate student. Yale graduate student, Class of 2020.

victoria wu

University of Pennsylvania undergraduate student, Biological Basis of Behavior Program, Class of 2021.

LEYI “JOY” ZHOU

University of Pennsylvania graduate student, SP2 Porter Family Student Fellow, Class of 2020.


FORMER RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS, undergraduate and graduate students

 

JARRAD AGUIRRE

Former Yale University undergraduate student, former Stanford University medical and graduate student, Rhodes Scholar, currently Head of Corporate Strategy and Advocacy at Myovant Sciences.

JOHN LEE BAIRD

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

Augustine Benjamin

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

TENDAI CHIZANA

Former Yale University graduate student.

MICHAEL DISTEFANO

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

SUSAN GATCHEL

Former Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine administrative assistant, currently certified pharmacy technician at Dierbergs Markets.

KIMBERLY HANNON

Former Yale University graduate student.

BRYANT HUANG

Former University of Pennsylvania graduate student, currently a medical student at the University of Texas 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.

JOSHUA JORDAN

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

EMILY KARSCH

Former University of Pennsylvania undergraduate student, currently Registered Nurse at Children’s National Health System.

NICOLE KEMPER

Former Yale University graduate student, currently manager at Clinovations Government and Health.

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 Cambridge Health Alliance.

RUTH TSUNG-LIN LEE

University of Pennsylvania undergraduate student, Benjamin Franklin Scholar, Perry World House Student Fellow, Class of 2020.

SHI YING LIM

Former Yale University graduate student, currently a University of Texas doctoral student, currently Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore.

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, former Research Analyst at the Urban Institute, current graduate student at Harvard University.

Nora Ng

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

RUPA PALANKI

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

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, currently the Associate Director for Research Communications at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

LESLIE SAINT

Former Cornell Law School student, currently Associate Attorney at Jackson Lewis PC.

AKRITI SINGH

Former Yale University graduate student, currently a Tufts University doctoral student and senior research assistant.

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.

FRANCIS TERPENING

Former University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine administrative coordinator.

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.

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 and Senior Manager of Policy at the National Health Insurance Authority.

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 student, 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 Assistant Scientist in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

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.