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Caitlin Ryus, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Co-Director of Yale Emergency Scholars Fellowship, Emergency Medicine

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Caitlin Ryus, MD, MPH


Dr. Caitlin Ryus is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine and the Co-Director of the Yale Emergency Scholars Fellowship. They earned their bachelor’s in psychology from Bryn Mawr College and MPH from Columbia University with a concentration in socio-medical sciences. After working several years in global health research at Oxford University, they pursued a career in medicine. Dr. Ryus attended Brown University for medical school where they concentrated in disaster medicine. They completed their emergency medicine residency and research fellowship through the Yale Emergency Scholars Program. Dr. Ryus was recently selected as one of the Yale-Drug use, Addiction, and HIV prevention Research Scholars.

Nationally, Dr. Ryus has served on the executive board for the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM) and as the LGBTQ Committee co-chair for the Academy of Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM). At the local level, they lead the Yale ED Homelessness Task Force– an interdisciplinary team of community organizations, government representatives, street medics, social workers, and people with lived experience of homelessness dedicated to improving ED care among New Haven’s homeless population.

Dr. Ryus’s current research combines the disciplines of community-engaged research with health services research and political epidemiology to evaluate the evidence bases for health and social policies. In their work, they examine health outcomes and service utilization among patients experiencing homelessness, healthcare workforce diversity, and the interplay between social vulnerability and disasters.

Education & Training

  • Yale Emergency Scholars Fellowship
    Yale School of Medicine (2022)
  • Residency
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2021)
  • MD
    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2017)
  • MPH
    Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Socio-Medical Sciences (2010)

Professional Service

Downtown Evening Soup KitchenBoard of Directors2022 - Present

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