Faculty Scholars Program

Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, MSc, MSL, MA

Class of 2013
  • Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics and Policy
University of Pennsylvania
About
Scholar Project

Jennifer Prah Ruger is a leading scholar of global and domestic health policy and public health. She conducts theoretical and empirical studies of health equity to address global and national health inequities, especially among women and children. Dr. Prah Ruger directs the Health Equity and Policy Lab (HEPL), a mixed methods lab that studies health policy and public health problems such as the equity and efficiency of health system access, financing, resource allocation, policy reform and the social determinants of health. Her research is conducted internationally and nationally, including work in Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Malaysia, Morocco, South Korea, South Africa, the United States and Vietnam.

Dr. Prah Ruger received a bachelor’s degree in the honors program in political economy from the University of California-Berkeley, master’s degrees from Oxford University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Yale University, a doctoral degree from Harvard University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard’s Center for Population and Development.

For more information, visit: https://www.healthequityandpolicylab.com

Ethics and Economics in Health Policy

Grant Cycle: 2009 - 2010
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