Ruth C. Browne, SD
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Ronald McDONALD House New York (RMHNY)
Honoree at the 2018 Care for Kids Gala

Ruth C. Browne, SD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ronald McDonald House New York (RMH-NY), which provides temporary housing and support for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a secure, caring and supportive environment that not only keeps families close, but near the car and resources they need most. Serving as the top international haven for pediatric cancer patients and their families from around the world, RMH-NY is uniquely positioned at the nexus of healthcare and hospitality.

Previously, Dr. Browne was CEO of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, a best practice catalyst for interventions that advance health and educational equity solutions for culturally diverse populations, locally and nationally. Dr. Browne was formerly the Principal Investigator and Director of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center, a National Institutes of Health-funded Center of Excellence.

Dr. Browne is an Associate Clinical Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and holds academic appointments in the center’s College of Medicine, College of Health Related Professions and School of Public Health.

Dr. Browne is the recipient of the 2013 Lewis and Jack Rudin New York Prize for Medicine and Health, the 2014 JW Differenter Innovator of Change Award, the 2015 Towsley Policymaker in Residence at the University of Michigan Gerald Ford School of Public Policy and two Fulbright Scholar Awards.

She is an active member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Manhattan Chapter, advancing leadership opportunities for African-American women of all ages, and an immediate past board member of the full-service, non-profit community hospital, Interfaith Medical Center, in Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. Browne earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University, a Master of Public Health and Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a Doctor of Science from Harvard University’s School of Public Health.