Ryan Smith, MD

Hospital Resident; HIV Track Resident

Research Departments & Organizations

Yale School of Medicine

Research Interests

Bias; Education; HIV; Minority Health; Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

Research Summary

HIV Prevention; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health; Health Disparities

Extensive Research Description

Dr. Smith's research focuses on the doctor-patient relationship, specifically for patients from marginalized communities. He has a particular interest in social determinant of health, physician bias, the development of empathy, resident resilience and burnout, and medical trainees attitudes, perceptions and emotions. He hopes his research will help give future doctors and patients a better groundwork for developing therapeutic relationships, stronger professional bonds with colleagues, and a more humanistic approach to medical education.

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