ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Martin, Blanck & Associates, a health services consulting practice focused on federal health sector programs and services announced the additions of both Dr. Bruce Ruscio, as a Senior Partner, and Kate Eltzroth, as a Senior Partner.
Prior to joining Martin, Blanck, Ms. Eltzroth gained over 25 years of varied experience in the Department of Defense’s Military Health System, to include management of hospital-based healthcare delivery, programming of Army Medical Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation programs, and finally serving as an independent consultant to several government relations firms. Her last 10 years within DOD were spent at the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command where she worked in several different capacities to facilitate the establishment of government, academic, and civilian consumer-centric and healthcare information-rich partnerships to transform cutting edge research into practical and responsive state-of-the-art care for soldiers, sailors, airmen and other beneficiaries.
Dr. Ruscio has 25 years of public health experience. Before joining Martin, Blanck, he worked in director positions for over 14 years within the Department of Defense, Air Force and Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Inc. His work within the biomedical and defense fields within the government has helped advance regional disaster response and vaccine awareness in multiple areas within and outside of the country. Most recently, Dr. Ruscio worked as the Executive Director for Science and Global Public Policy for NVD Inc. where he was responsible for vaccine and medical counter measures policy assessment, analysis and development in support of business objectives.
Dr. Ron Blanck, Chairman of Martin, Blanck & Associates, stated, “We are delighted to have such two accomplished individuals joining the firm. Kate’s medical research experience is highly regarded by our clients and Bruce’s reputation in the biodefense and preparedness field broadens our existing practice.”
Dr. Ruscio holds a DrPH in Epidemiology and Health Policy from John Hopkins School in Baltimore, Maryland, a Masters of Public Health in Environmental Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ms. Eltzroth holds a Master of Hospital and Health Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Service Administration from Ohio University, and a Certificate in Legislative Studies from the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University.