Yusuf Ransome, MPH, DrPH

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Social & Behavioral Sciences | Studies of Religiosity, Ethnicity, and Contextual Influences on Health


Dr. Ransome’s research investigates how social, economic, and psychosocial determinants influence racial/ethnic- and geography-related disparities in HIV care continuum indicators, alcohol and other substance use disorders, and youth homelessness. 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

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


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

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