Dr. Ruth Browne, seated, in blue-walled roomDr. Ruth C. Browne is the president and chief executive officer of Ronald McDonald House New York. Prior to assuming her role at RMHNY, Dr. Browne served for 12 years as Chief Executive Officer of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH) founded by legendary tennis champion and humanitarian Arthur Ashe in 1992. Under Dr. Browne’s leadership the Institute has gained national recognition as a pioneer in developing culturally competent health programs that address racial, ethnic and gender disparities in health.

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Appointments and Awards

Ruth Browne (holding a pink athletic shoe) joins Antwan Lewis on Good Day New York
  • Honoree, 2019 Women in Development, New York Woman of Achievement Award Luncheon
  • Honoree, 2018 Care for Kids Gala, Benefitting the Children and Youth of the 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Corporation
  • 2018 Notable Women in Healthcare Honoree, Crain’s New York Business
  • President’s Award, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Fulbright Research Specialist, Braun School of Public Health, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Fulbright Regional Nexus Scholar, University of the West Indies
  • Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, University of Michigan Gerald Ford School for Public Policy
  • Cross-Sector Leadership Fellow, Presidio Institute
  • Lewis and Jack Rudin New York Prize for Medicine and Health Awardee
  • JWT Differenter Innovator of Change Awardee
  • Associate Professor, SUNY Downstate Medical Center