August 30, 2010

Charmaine Ruddock

The Center for Health, Media and Policy is pleased to welcome Ms. Ruddock as a Senior Fellow. Ms. Ruddock  joined the Institute for Family Health formerly known as The Institute for Urban Family Health in 2000 to direct Bronx Health REACH, a coalition of 50 community and faith-based organizations, funded by the Centers for Disease Control’s REACH 2010 Initiative to address racial and ethnic health disparities.  Since 2007 Ms. Ruddock has had oversight of Bronx Health REACH/NY CEED, a CDC designated national Center of Excellence to Eliminate Disparity.  Ms. Ruddock also directs the Institute’s NIH funded initiative exploring the efficacy of faith-based organizations to provide diabetes education; the New York State Department of Health funded School Wellness Initiative and; a Johnson and Johnson funded childhood obesity prevention program.

Ms. Ruddock sits on the board of a number of local and national organizations dedicated to eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. Ms. Ruddock holds a BA. in Literature and Social Sciences from the University of the West Indies and a Masters of Science in Management and Policy Analysis from the Graduate School of Management, The New School for Social Research.