Ruth SoRelle, MPH
Houston, Texas, USA
Ruth SoRelle, MPH, has been the Chief Science Editor at Baylor College of Medicine since 1998. Currently she edits two online newsletters for BCM – From the Labs and Findings. Both publications have received awards from national and state public relations organizations. She is also the science editor of Solutions, the Baylor College of Medicine magazine. She has also written the 100-year history of Baylor College of Medicine – The Quest for Excellence. She has been a member of the Baylor College of Medicine Institutional Review Board since the year 2000 and has been a vice chair for more than five years.
Prior to coming to Baylor, SoRelle was the Houston Chronicle's medical writer for 20 years. She has a bachelor’s in journalism with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s in public health from University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. In her newspaper career, she won more than 60 awards for her science and medical writing, including the American Medical Writers’ Association John P. McGovern Award and the international Health Reporting Award from the Pan American Health Organization for a special section on AIDS in Romanian children. In addition, she won the community service award from the Associated Press’s Managing Editors’ group for a series on actions taken by the Texas State Medical Board. She has also been given the Houston Health Leadership and the Texas Human Rights Foundation media award for reporting on AIDS locally, nationally and internationally.
SoRelle is a member of the American Medical Writer’s Association, the National Association of Science Writers, and Association of Health Care Journalists. Some of her main concerns are health policy, health fraud, and misrepresentations by the media of pseudoscientific medical practices.
- The Quest for Excellence: Baylor College of Medicine, 1900-2000. Houston: Office of Public Affairs at Baylor College of Medicine, 2000.