Executive Director, Health, Medicine, and Society Program, The Aspen Institute
Ruth Katz is director of the Health, Medicine and Society (HMS) Program at the Aspen Institute, which draws on the expertise of a diverse group of leaders in health and heath policy to inform the national conversation on health, medicine, and biomedical research. Previously, she was the Walter G. Ross Professor of Health Policy at the School of Public Health and Health Services at George Washington University. Katz served as the dean of the school from 2003 to 2008. From 1997 to 2003, she was associate dean for administration at the Yale University School of Medicine, where she was an assistant professor in the departments of Internal Medicine (General Medicine) and Epidemiology and Public Health.