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Ruth Thomas-Squance, PhD, MPH

Senior Director of Field Building at Build Healthy Places Network

Ruth Thomas-Squance, PhD, MPH
Ruth works in multisector collaborations with diverse partners to promote health equity.

Dr. Thomas-Squance is the senior director of field building at Build Healthy Places Network. In this role, she positions cross-sector partnerships from community development, public health, and health care sectors to lead and leverage community-centered investments nationally to address social determinants of health and advance racial equity.  

A passionate public health change agent, Dr. Thomas-Squance has over 15 years of experience working in multisector collaborations with diverse partners to promote health equity. She has a doctorate from Imperial College London and a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in San Francisco with her family.