Ryan Assaf

Ryan Assaf, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Scholar


Ryan Assaf, PhD, MPH is a second-year postdoctoral fellow with BHHI. He 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 work applies community-engaged practices, social determinants of health frameworks, and epidemiological methods to examine the intersections of infectious diseases, substance use and drug-related overdose, and sexual health among people experiencing homelessness and sexual and gender diverse populations. Prior to joining BHHI, Ryan was an epidemiologist at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. With nearly a decade of community- and academic-focused service, he continually worked for organizations that promote advocacy and provide services and protections for marginalized populations, including sexual and gender diverse groups, individuals who use substances, and people experiencing homelessness.

PhD, 06/2022 - Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles
MPH, 03/2019 - Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles
BS, 12/2016 - Public Health Science, University of California, Irvine
Postdoctoral research fellowship, - , University of California, San Francisco