About Ryan Suk
Dr. Ryan Suk (pronunciation: Rye-uhn Sook; pronouns: they/she) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the UF College of Pharmacy. Dr. Suk is a health economist by training with a primary focus on addressing limited resources and health inequity. Their research involves leveraging large-scale datasets and decision modeling for economic evaluation to gain meaningful insights into the social determinants of health and the cost-effectiveness of interventions.
Their research focuses on HPV-associated cancer, with a particular emphasis on health equity and multi-level social determinants of health (SDoH), including LGBTQIA+ health and area-level social vulnerability. They have an interest in using inequality index measures and distributional cost-effectiveness analysis to address health inequities.
Dr. Suk’s studies have been published in JAMA Pediatrics, JAMA Network Open, JAMA Health Forum, JNCI, Annals of Internal Medicine, Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health, and more. They received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Korea University (Seoul, Korea), an MS in Economics from the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah), and a PhD in Health Economics from The University of Texas (UTHealth) School of Public Health (Houston, Texas).
Aside from their academic pursuits, they engage in a variety of interests, such as weight training, practicing Taekwondo, and planting. They also have a great passion for singing in a worship band and choir. Dr. Suk is a Seoul (Korea) native.
- Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
- HPV-Associated Cancers
- Health Economics
- Health disparities and Social determinants of health
- LGBTQ+ health