Ruth C. Browne, SD Biography

Ruth C. Browne

Ruth C. Browne, SD

President & CEO

Ronald McDonald House New York

Ruth C. Browne, SD is the president and chief executive officer of Ronald McDonald House New York, where she joined the organization in September 2016. Prior to assuming her role at Ronald McDonald House New York, Dr. Browne served for 12 years as Chief Executive Officer of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH), a best practice harbinger of interventions that advance health and educational equity solutions for culturally diverse populations locally and nationally.

Dr. Browne was a Principal Investigator and Director of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center, an NIH funded Center of Excellence and a research-based partnership between the Institute, SUNY Downstate Medical Center and the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office. She served on the Board of the Center for Health Care Strategies and currently serves on the board of Interfaith Medical Center. She is an active member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Manhattan Chapter, advancing leadership opportunities for African-American women and girls. An Associate Clinical Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical, Dr. Browne holds academic appointments in the Schools of Medicine, Health Related Professions and Public Health. She is the recipient of the 2013 Lewis and Jack Rudin New York Prize for Medicine and Health, the 2014 JW Differenter Innovator of Change Award, the 2015 Towsley Policymaker in Residence at the University of Michigan Gerald Ford School of Public Policy and two Fulbright Scholar Awards.

Dr. Browne earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University, a Master of Public Health and Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a Doctor of Science from Harvard University School of Public Health.