Ruthann has been writing about medical issues, including HIV/AIDS, since the early 1980’s. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University where the she and Karen were roommates. She’s received awards from the American Cancer Society, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council for advancement and Support of Education and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. In addition to her Africa projects, she is the director of media relations at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she works with media from around the world and covers HIV/AIDS issues.
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