Andrew Ruis

Andrew Ruis, Ph.D.

Andrew RuisAndrew studies the history of medicine and public health in the 19th and 20th centuries. He works mainly on the history of children’s health and preventive medicine, but he is also interested in the histories of education, food and nutrition, and public policy. He is completing a draft of his first book, Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat: School Lunches and Nutrition Policy in the United States, 1890-1946, which examines the development of school lunch and nutrition programs for children from their beginnings at the end of the 19th century to the passage of the National School Lunch Act in 1946.

Currently, Andrew is the Research Writer and Director of Communications for the Games and Professional Simulations Research Consortium, which is headquartered in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and he is also an Honorary Fellow of the Medical History and Bioethics Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.