Sarah Ruiz, Ph.D., is a Program Officer at the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. Her current research focuses on evidence-based programs and practices for individuals aging with long-term disability. She has more than fifteen years of experience designing and analyzing research studies on health outcomes for older adults and people with disabilities, with extensive experience working on projects at the federal, state, and local level. In her past role at NORC at the University of Chicago, she led large scale program evaluation efforts to understand health care innovation for older adults and people with disabilities under the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Ruiz has also held leadership positions in the non-profit and private sectors. She served as the Research Director for the National Self-Management Alliance, a public-private partnership to scale chronic disease self-management interventions at the National Council on Aging that arose from the HHS Strategic Framework on Multiple Chronic Conditions. Dr. Ruiz was previously a research associate at RAND Corporation and IMPAQ International, where she managed and oversaw projects on health policy, long-term care, and evidence-based programs and services for older adults. She holds a Ph.D. in gerontology from the University of Southern California.