Public Health Professor Awarded 2005 Labelle Lectureship in Health Services Research

Jennifer Prah Ruger

Jennifer Prah Ruger, assistant professor in the Global Health Division in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale School of Medicine, has been awarded the 2005 Annual Labelle Lectureship in Health Services Research.

The lectureship is given by McMaster University in Ontario, Canada to honor the late Roberta Labelle’s message that good research makes a difference. Labelle was a health services researcher and assistant professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster.

The lectureship is given to one young investigator from around the world who has a background in health economics and who challenges existing methods or accepted ideas in the health services community. The recipient must deliver a lecture for special publication for McMaster’s Center for Health Economics and Policy Analysis working paper series.

Ruger delivered her lecture, “Health and Global Governance: What’s Justice Got to Do with it?” on October 19. She explored the global challenges of health deprivation spanning many regions worldwide. She also discussed policy implications for global health governances focused on health improvement strategies.