Ryan Suk

Ryan Suk, Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor

Department: Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy
Business Phone: (352) 273-5315
Business Email: ryansuk@ufl.edu

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.

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • HPV-Associated Cancers
  • Health Economics
  • Health disparities and Social determinants of health
  • LGBTQ+ health


Association of Medicaid expansion with 2-year survival and time to treatment initiation in gastrointestinal cancer patients: A National Cancer Database study.
Journal of surgical oncology. 128(8):1285-1301 [DOI] 10.1002/jso.27456. [PMID] 37781956.
Awareness and Knowledge of HPV and HPV Vaccine among Asian American Adults by Origin Group: a 2014-2019 Population-Based Analysis.
Journal of general internal medicine. [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-023-08485-w. [PMID] 37884834.
Limited English Proficiency and Screening for Cervical, Breast, and Colorectal Cancers among Asian American Adults.
Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities. 10(2):977-985 [DOI] 10.1007/s40615-022-01285-8. [PMID] 35297497.
Recent Rates of Substance Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes in the USA.
Current diabetes reports. 23(1):1-17 [DOI] 10.1007/s11892-022-01496-7. [PMID] 36640218.
Self-Reported Unmet Healthcare Needs Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Emergency Services Use and Hospitalization Among Cancer Survivors.
AJPM focus. 2(2) [DOI] 10.1016/j.focus.2023.100065. [PMID] 36687321.
Utilization of inpatient palliative care services among adolescents and young adults with cancer: Evidence from National Inpatient Sample 2016-2019.
Palliative & supportive care. 1-8 [DOI] 10.1017/S1478951523000354. [PMID] 37017397.
A systematic review and meta-analysis of cytology and HPV-related biomarkers for anal cancer screening among different risk groups.
International journal of cancer. 151(11):1889-1901 [DOI] 10.1002/ijc.34199. [PMID] 35793241.
Analysis of US Household Catastrophic Health Care Expenditures Associated With Chronic Disease, 2008-2018.
JAMA network open. 5(5) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.14923. [PMID] 35622368.
Assessment of Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Behaviors Among US Adults Receiving Bariatric Surgery.
JAMA network open. 5(6) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.17380. [PMID] 35708688.
Assessment of US Preventive Services Task Force Guideline-Concordant Cervical Cancer Screening Rates and Reasons for Underscreening by Age, Race and Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Rurality, and Insurance, 2005 to 2019.
JAMA network open. 5(1) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.43582. [PMID] 35040970.
County-Level Social Vulnerability and Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in the US, 2018.
JAMA network open. 5(9) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.33429. [PMID] 36166230.
Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Administration Trends Among Commercially Insured US Adults Aged 27-45 Years Before and After Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommendation Change, 2007-2020.
JAMA health forum. 3(12) [DOI] 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2022.4716. [PMID] 36525257.
Incidence Trends of Kaposi Sarcoma Among Young Non-Hispanic Black Men by US Regions, 2001-2018.
JNCI cancer spectrum. 6(6) [DOI] 10.1093/jncics/pkac078. [PMID] 36352501.
No Treatment Versus Partial Mastectomy Plus Radiation for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ.
Annals of surgical oncology. 29(1):39-41 [DOI] 10.1245/s10434-021-10758-9. [PMID] 34467509.
Trends in the Incidence of Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancers by County-Level Income and Smoking Prevalence in the United States, 2000-2018.
JNCI cancer spectrum. 6(2) [DOI] 10.1093/jncics/pkac004. [PMID] 35603851.
Analysis of Suicide After Cancer Diagnosis by US County-Level Income and Rural vs Urban Designation, 2000-2016.
JAMA network open. 4(10) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.29913. [PMID] 34665238.
Behavioral and mental health problems in adolescents with ADHD: Exploring the role of family resilience.
Journal of affective disorders. 294:450-458 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jad.2021.07.073. [PMID] 34325164.
Evaluation of Cervical Cancer Screening Uptake and Adherence Among Women Without Human Papillomavirus Vaccination in the US.
JAMA network open. 4(10) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.31129. [PMID] 34698852.
Incidence Trends and Burden of Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancers Among Women in the United States, 2001-2017.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 113(6):792-796 [DOI] 10.1093/jnci/djaa128. [PMID] 32833021.
Patient-provider discussion about emotional and social needs, mental health outcomes, and benefit finding among U.S. Adults living with cancer.
Cancer medicine. 10(11):3622-3634 [DOI] 10.1002/cam4.3918. [PMID] 33960716.
Recent Trends in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus Incidence and Mortality in the United States, 2001-2015.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 112(8):829-838 [DOI] 10.1093/jnci/djz219. [PMID] 31742639.
Antihypertensive drug use and blood pressure control among stroke survivors in the United States: NHANES 2003-2014.
Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.). 21(6):766-773 [DOI] 10.1111/jch.13553. [PMID] 31099465.
Public Knowledge of Human Papillomavirus and Receipt of Vaccination Recommendations.
JAMA pediatrics. 173(11):1099-1102 [DOI] 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3105. [PMID] 31524931.
Teach-Back Experience and Hospitalization Risk Among Patients with Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions: a Matched Cohort Study.
Journal of general internal medicine. 34(10):2176-2184 [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-019-05135-y. [PMID] 31385206.
Trends in Risks for Second Primary Cancers Associated With Index Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancers.
JAMA network open. 1(5) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.1999. [PMID] 30646145.
Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection: Differences in Prevalence Between Sexes and Concordance With Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection, NHANES 2011 to 2014.
Annals of internal medicine. 167(10):714-724 [DOI] 10.7326/M17-1363. [PMID] 29049523.

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