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Yusuf Ransome, MPH, DrPH

Associate Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

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Yusuf Ransome, MPH, DrPH



Dr. Ransome’s research investigates how social, economic, and cultural determinants influence racial/ethnic- and geography-related disparities in HIV care continuum indicators and alcohol use disorders. Two broad determinants of interest are a) social capital & cohesion, and b) religion, faith, and spirituality. Dr. Ransome currently has a K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study the direct association and underlying mechanisms between social capital and cohesion on HIV care continuum outcomes in the United States. Some methodological approaches Dr. Ransome uses in his research program include survey data analysis, multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, spatial epidemiology, and geographic information systems.

Education & Training

  • HIV Prevention Trials Network Domestic Scholar/ Research Fellow
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2017)
  • Alonso Smythe Yerby Postdoctoral Fellow
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2016)
  • DrPH
    Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Sociomedical Sciences (2014)
  • MPH
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, Health Behavior and Health Education (2009)
  • BS
    Brooklyn College, Business Management and Science (2003)


  • Social Capital/Cohesion and HIV research
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2017
    Social Capital/Cohesion and HIV research

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