Ruth Kriz, MSN, APRN is a nurse practitioner in private practice in Washington, DC, specializing in interstitial cystitis. She has 30 years of experience within the interstitial cystitis community in research and treatment including a funded national study presented at an NIH technical conference. Previously Ruth taught nursing from LPN through Master’s level nurse practitioners and was a test writer for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner National Boards. She also worked on longitudinal studies with Johns Hopkins Research Center and in several hospitals in coronary care, ICU, and emergency medicine.
Her interest in tick-borne infections, biofilms, and hypercoagulation developed through her discovery of an association between those factors and interstitial cystitis. She is currently treating this condition successfully with patients from 48 states and 24 countries as well as mentoring a number of physicians and nurse practitioners in utilizing these tools to aid them in their treatment of patients with chronic health conditions.