Ryan Assaf, PhD MPH

Postdoctoral Scholar

Ryan Assaf PhD MPH (he/him/his) received his PhD in Epidemiology, at the University of California, Los Angeles, Fielding School of Public Health where he also received his MPH, and earned his BS at the University of California, Irvine. Ryan’s research examines HIV/STIs, substance use, LGBTQ health, and social care in the Pediatric Emergency Department, focusing on behavioral and social epidemiology. He previously worked at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, where he assessed missed cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea given testing practices, evaluated HIV/STI epidemiology among individuals with intersex variation, and assessed tobacco/e-cigarette use among sexual and gender minority adolescents in California. He is excited to expand his research on housing and homelessness and how policy, environmental, and community factors affect such outcomes.