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Ryan Lindsay, PhD, MPH

Chair / Associate Professor

Office: 1311 E. Central Dr., Meridian, ID 83642


Brief Biography:
I am interested in building rural health systems globally and locally. I have led research in how substance use, including smoking, influences communicable disease infection and progression. My research has highlighted the plight of people living with HIV/AIDS and/or addiction, people experiencing homelessness or disability, immigrants, and sex worker populations. I have been involved in Community Health Worker workforce development programming in Idaho since 2016.


  • Master of Public Health: Brigham Young University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (Global Health emphasis):University of California San Diego/San Diego State University joint doctoral program
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of California San Francisco's Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

Teaching Interests:

  • Rural Health Systems
  • Epidemiology
  • Research and Writing in Health
  • Foundations for Community Health Workers

Research Interests:

  • Substance use, Tobacco, HIV, Tuberculosis, Social determinants of health, and the household production of health

Selected publications:

  • Schniedewind E, Lindsay RP, Snow S. (2021). Comparison of Access to Primary Care Medical and Dental Appointments Between Simulated Patients Who Were Deaf and Patients Who Could Hear. JAMA Network Open. DOI:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.32207
  • Pool ERM, Dogar O, Lindsay RP, Weatherburn P, Siddiqi K. (2016). Interventions for tobacco use cessation in people living with HIV and AIDS. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016. Issue 6. Art. No.: CD011120. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011120.pub2
  • Lindsay RP, Shin SS, Garfein RS, Rusch ML, & Novotny TE (2014). The Association between active and passive smoking and latent tuberculosis infection in adults and children in the United States: results from NHANES. PLoS One, 9(3), e93137. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093137

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