Ruth is a nationally recognized expert in infectious diseases who co-founded the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Women’s HIV Program and the UCSF Women’s Interagency HIV Study. In addition to treating patients, Dr. Greenblatt is a researcher in the area of HIV and AIDS and a member of the UCSF CFAR Senior Leadership Group. Her research is focused on HIV infection in women, particularly the effects of gonadal aging and pharmacology. Her group developed novel methods for assessing exposure to antiretroviral drugs using small samples of hair. She was a founding member of the UCSF BIRCWH and she currently serves as the Research Director for the program. Among her many recognitions in the field are the UCSF Champion for Diversity award, the American Association of Medical Colleges Women in Medicine Leadership Award, and the UCSF Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women.