Yusuf Ransome, MPH, DrPH

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology | Social & Behavioral Sciences


Dr. Ransome’s research investigates how social, economic, and psychosocial determinants influence racial/ethnic- and geography-related disparities in HIV care continuum indicators (e.g. diagnosis, linkage to care, viral suppression). Dr. Ransome received 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—features of resources, interpersonal trust, norms of reciprocity, and collective action that individuals can draw upon—and delayed HIV diagnosis in the United States. Some methodological approaches used to accomplish that research include survey data analysis, multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, spatial epidemiology, and geographic information systems. In addition to social capital, Dr. Ransome investigates the role of individual- and contextual-level religious and spiritual determinants of HIV care engagement (e.g., adherence to antiretroviral therapy) among both domestically and global populations. 

Education & Training

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 of the City University of New York, Business Management and Science (2003)
HIV Prevention Trials Network Domestic Scholar/ Research Fellow Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Alonso Smythe Yerby Postdoctoral Fellow Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Yusuf Ransome, MPH, DrPH
Mailing Address
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06510