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Lauren Ruth, Ph.D.

Advocacy Director
lruth@ctvoices.org

Lauren Ruth, Ph.D.

Lauren Ruth is Advocacy Director at Connecticut Voices for Children, where she specializes in research and policy work relating to juvenile justice and child welfare.

Lauren has an extensive background in policy and advocacy for under-represented groups. Prior to joining the team at Connecticut Voices for Children, she worked first as a special education instructor and then as a lobbyist for early childhood, health equity, and juvenile justice organizations at the state capitol in Hartford. She was awarded a Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University in the fall of 2016. She also holds an M.S. and M.Phil. in Psychology from Yale as well as a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Philosophy from Tulane University. Her academic research focuses on psychological methods to reduce prejudice and increase support for equity-related public policy.