Jennifer Prah Ruger is the Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy in the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) and Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her educational background includes a Master of Studies in Law from Yale University, a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University, a Master of Science in Comparative Social Research from Oxford University, and a Master of Arts from Tufts University.
Prah Ruger is an internationally recognized leader in global and domestic health equity‚ she works at the intersection of economics, ethics, policy and health, producing findings unavailable from the application of only one discipline. As well, Prah Ruger's national and global research has influenced global and domestic policy, she conducts collaborative research around the globe, including in Ghana, Malawi, Malaysia, Morocco, South Korea, South Africa, Vietnam, India, and Indonesia. She was speechwriter to the President of the World Bank, served on the health and development satellite secretariat of the WHO Director General Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland's Transition Team, was a member of the Institute of Medicine's Board on Global Health and recently completed another term appointed by University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann as Chair of the University's Social Responsibility Advisory Committee. Prah Ruger has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, Greenwall Faculty Scholar Award in Bioethics, Donaghue Investigator Award, NIH Career Development Award, Labelle Lectureship and Mark DeWolfe Howe Research Award at Harvard University. She is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations.