Biosketch: Ruth examines high-IQ as a potential risk factor for various disorders and diseases. She is especially interested in studying and advocating for those who possess dual exceptionalities in intellectual ability and disability.
Her present research involves the recruitment of over 3700 American Mensa members, who test within or above the 98th percentile of intelligence, to examine a potential interplay between high cognitive ability, affective disorders (mood and anxiety), and immune and inflammatory dysregulations such as allergies, autoimmune disease and autism. Ruth is pursuing a graduate degree in Developmental Psychology and Evaluation at Claremont Graduate University in Southern California. Her BA degrees are in Neuropsychology and English/World Literature from Pitzer College.