Speaker

Ruth Clements

Vice President/General Manager, Infectious Diseases/Immunology & Quest for Health Equity
Quest Diagnostics

Ruth Clements has been a catalyst for change throughout her career, while always keeping the patient at the center of anything she does. It is her passion and strong personal connection with the patient communities she serves that allow her to deliver best-in-class programs. Ms. Clements currently is vice president/general manager of the Infectious Disease and Immunology franchise at Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services. The company annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States. In her role, Ms. Clements has been instrumental in the COVID-19 response for Quest Diagnostics. She is also a leader in the company’s Quest for Health Equity initiative, a philanthropic effort with the Quest Foundation backed with over $100 million in financial and testing resources to address and reduce health disparities in underserved communities. Prior to Quest, Ms. Clements served in various leadership positions within the pharmaceutical industry at Novartis, Bayer, Acorda, Organon and Allergan. She holds a Master of Science degree in pharmacy from University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. Family and friends, health and fitness, and giving back to the community are most important to her. She has a blended family with three daughters and two sons and visits her family all over the world as often as she can.

Sessions

Monday, March 20
3:15–4:15 p.m.
23H - Building a Community Engagement Model to Improve Health Equity