Dr. Ruth Shaber

Dr. Ruth Shaber

Founder & President, Tara Health Foundation

Dr. Ruth Shaber created the Tara Health Foundation in 2014 after more than two decades working on the frontlines of women’s health care. After founding the Women’s Health Research Institute at Kaiser Permanente, she committed to building a foundation that would apply the principles of evidence-based medicine and science to philanthropy.

Prior to founding Tara Health, Dr. Shaber read Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference for, which inspired her to deploy the full potential of the foundation’s philanthropic capital, committing 100% of its assets to its core mission of identifying and supporting innovative solutions that improve the health and well-being of women and girls. This commitment means all of Tara Health’s investments — including grants, public equities and private equities — are aligned with our mission. The foundation is dedicated to furthering the health and well-being of women in the United States.

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