Ruth McDonald

Ruth McDonald advises clients on the impact of legislative and regulatory changes on business position, strategy, and tactics.

Ruth has experience in the legislative and executive branches, developing and implementing healthcare policy. Most recently, Ruth worked in the Office of Health Policy for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. She also provided technical assistance to state Medicaid programs at the Center for Evidence-based Policy. In Congress, Ruth served nearly 7 years as a healthcare staffer for House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Congressman Jim Cooper (TN) during the enactment and early implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Ruth began her career working on public health and public affairs campaigns for healthcare clients at GMMB, an integrated communications firm.

Ruth has an MPH and an MPP from the University of Michigan. She earned her BA in the history of science and medicine from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.