Lauren Clark, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Lauren Clark is a Professor in the Division of Health Systems and Community-based Care in the College of Nursing. She received her bachelors in nursing, master’s degree in community health nursing, and PhD in clinical nursing research from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the nursing faculty at the University of Utah in 2007 she was a tenured faculty member at the University of Colorado. As a public health nurse by clinical background, she has worked with Native American communities in Arizona and Montana and Mexican American communities in Arizona and Colorado. Her research addresses health disparities among communities and populations, particularly chronic and disabling conditions among women, children, and people with disabilities. With post-doctoral training in cultural anthropology methods and a certificate in medical anthropology, she uses qualitative and mixed-method approaches to study health and healthcare. Dr. Clark’s academic administration experiences span Associate Dean, Academic Program Director, and Division Chair. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Society for Applied Anthropology and has served on the Ethics Committee of the American Anthropological Association.
Jim Ruble, PharmD, JD
Dr. Jim Ruble comes from the College of Pharmacy where he is an Associate Professor (clinical) in the Department of Pharmacotherapy. Dr. Ruble has served the Health Sciences in numerous roles over the past 30 years, most recently as chair of the University of Utah Health Care Ethics Committee.