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Lauren Ruth, Ph.D.

Research & Policy Director | Rights & Justice
lruth@ctvoices.org

Lauren Ruth, Ph.D.

Lauren Ruth is the Research & Policy Director at Connecticut Voices for Children.  Her focus areas are rights and justice.

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.