Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine
Co-Director, The Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life
Ruth Gaare Bernheim, J.D., M.P.H. is the William Hobson Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Director of the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life at the University of Virginia. Bernheim works on numerous community public health projects at the local, state, and national levels, and with public health leaders in practice across the country on policy, ethical and legal education, including developing educational modules for the CDC’s Public Health Law Program.