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Angelina Ruffin

  • Candidate, PhD in Social Welfare

  • Lecturer, MSSP Program

Cohort: 2012-2013

Advisor: Dr. Susan Sorenson

Angelina Ruffin is a seventh-year PhD Candidate in Social Welfare, expected to graduate in 2019. Her research focuses on developing culturally-relevant strategies that address violence against women in minority and marginalized communities. She is a William Fontaine Fellow and her research has garnered grant support from the Fahs-Beck for Research and Experimentation at the New York Community Trust and the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence. She is a certified Anti-Violence Advocate, trained by the Penn Women’s Center, and a Board Member of Women Organized Against Rape, one of the nation’s first rape crisis centers. In addition to pursing her PhD at SP2, Angelina was named Director of Performance Management and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Philadelphia by Mayor Jim Kenney November 2016. Angelina has previously served as the Director of Performance Management at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and Policy Advisor to the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health on Maternal and Child Health. Angelina attended Cornell University and graduated in 2004 with a BS in Policy Analysis and Management. She was a Dean’s Healthcare Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University where she earned her Master’s degree in Health Care Policy and Management, and graduated with distinction in 2005. Angelina is originally from Philadelphia and is married with an eight-year-old son.

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