Jennifer Prah Ruger, Ph.D., M.S.L., M.Sc., M.A.

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Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy

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3401 Market Street
Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-573-9941
Fax: 215-573-3036
B.A. (Political Economy (Honors Program))
University of California Berkeley, 1988.
M.A. (International Relations)
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 1991.
M.Sc. (Comparative Social Research)
Oxford University, 1992.
Ph.D. (Health Policy)
Harvard University, 1998.
M.S.L. (Law)
Yale University, 2011.
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Selected Publications

Shawar Y, Ruger J: The World Banks and The Right to Health: A Study of the Institution's Right-Based Discourse. Global Health Governance 12(1): 87-105, 2018.

Loree AM, Gariepy A, Ruger JP, Yonkers KA: Postpartum Contraceptive Use and the Rapid Repeat Pregnancy Among Women who use Substances. Substance Use and Misuse 53(1): 162-9, 2018.

Xu X, Yonkers KA, and Ruger JP: Economic Evaluation of a Behavioral Intervention Versus Brief Advice for Substance Use Treatment in Pregnant Women: Results from a Randomized Trial. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 17: 83, 2017.

Pallas Sw, Ruger JP: Does Donor Proliferation in Development Aid for Helath Affect Health Service Delivery and Population Health? Cross-Country Regression Analysis from 1995 to 2010. Health Policy and Planning 32(4): 493-503, 2017.

Pallas SW, Ruger JP: Effects of Donor Proliferation in Development Aid for Health on Health Program Performance: A Conceptual Framework. Social Science * Medicine 175: 177-86, 2017.

Ruger JP: The Health Capability Paradigm and the Right to Health care in the United States. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 37(4): 275-92, 2016.

Ruger JP, Reiff M: A Checklist for the Conduct, Reporting and Appraisal of Microcosting Studies in Health Care: Protocol Development. JMIR Research Protocols 5(4): e195, 2016.

Ruger JP, Ruger TW, Annas GJ: The Elusive Right to Health Care under U.S. Law. New England Journal of Medicine 372(26): 2558-2563, June 2015.

Ruger JP: Governing for the Common Good. Health Care Analysis June 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s10728-015-0294-y

Forray, A, Merry, B, Lin, H, Ruger, JP, Yonkers KA: Perinatal substance use: A prospective evaluation of abstinence and relapse. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 150: 147-55, May 2015.

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