Ruth Baron

Ruth Baron is a Researcher at the Access to Medicine Foundation, examining the strategies that pharmaceutical companies have in place to improve access to antibiotics in low- and middle-income countries and to help reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR). She holds a Bachelor's in Health Sciences and a Master's in International Public Health from the VU university of Amsterdam. 

In 2017 she completed her PhD at the Department of Midwifery Science at the VU Medical Centre in Amsterdam where she investigated maternal health and health behaviours (including overweight, depression, smoking and folic acid consumption) during pregnancy, by means of a large nation-wide prospective cohort study.

Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked at the VU University and Sarphati Amsterdam on various projects, including two systematic reviews examining the evidence regarding the relationship of antibiotic exposure during pregnancy and infancy with the onset of childhood overweight and allergies. 

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