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Johns Hopkins Medicine International Leadership Team

Sonia E. Ruiz, Ph.D.

Managing Director

Sonia Ruiz, Johns Hopkins Medicine International staff member

Dr. Sonia Ruiz is a W.K. Kellogg Health Policy Research Fellow Alumni of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. In her doctoral dissertation, she evaluated the impact of health system reforms on health care utilization, health outcomes and equity in vulnerable populations such as women and children and racial/ethnic minorities.

Previously, she worked on several health systems strengthening projects in Latin America with the World Bank. At the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, as a health policy analyst, she developed various briefs and reports highlighting important health policy issues including Racial/Ethnic Differences in Cardiac Care Report: The Weight of the Evidence and Compendium on Cultural Competence. At the National Council of La Raza, she developed trainings for community based organizations nationwide working with Latino communities to increase enrollment in the newly enacted State Children’s Health Insurance Program with federal and state agencies. In 1997, she was awarded the Hispanic Academic Excellence Senior Award at the University of Maryland and has since been a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She is part of the global Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance.