Ruth J Hickman, MD

Ruth J. Hickman, MD, is a freelance medical, science, and heath writer. Her writing spans the biomedical sciences, but she is particularly interested in immunology, neurology, and genetics. She holds a BA from Kenyon College, where she studied philosophy and neuroscience. She earned a medical degree from The Indiana University School of Medicine, where she received honors in both her neurology and psychiatry rotations. Prior to medical school, she worked in biomedical science and neuroscience labs at University of Illinois at Chicago and at The Ohio State University. She has also previously worked as a patient care technician for individuals with mental illness.
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