Anirudh Ruhil, Ph.D.
- Professor of Leadership and Public Service
- Director, Voinovich Research Scholars Program
Areas of Expertise
City Politics and Policy
Rural Health Analytics
Voting Rights Act
Dr. Anirudh Ruhil refers to himself as a social scientist who believes in the power of data analytics to improve programs and policies in the public sector. Ruhil says the use of data to answer practical questions serves citizens better and leads to improved outcomes. He notes this practice is more prevalent in the private sector than in the public sector, and hence there is a gap that needs to be filled. “My goal is to eventually build an analytics group that works with poor, rural local governments that do not have deep pockets to hire expensive private sector analytics corporations,” Ruhil says.
Some past and current clients include Battelle for Kids, OhioHealth, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, the Ohio Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs, and the Government Resource Center.