Dr. Ruth C. Browne

Dr. Ruth C. Browne is the president and chief executive officer of Ronald McDonald House New York. 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) 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.

Appointments and Awards

  • 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