Ruth Levine is an internationally recognized expert on global health and health policy. She is a health economist with more than 15 years of experience designing and assessing the effects of social sector programs in Latin America, Eastern Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.
In addition to serving as CGD vice president for programs and operations, she leads the Center’s work on global health policy, including chairing a series of working groups on solving key policy and finance problems related to the effective use of donor funding for health programs in low-income countries.
Before joining the CGD, Ruth designed, supervised, and evaluated loans at the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. Between 1997 and 1999, she served as the advisor on the social sectors in the office of the executive vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank.
Ruth has a doctoral degree in economic demography from Johns Hopkins University.