Ryan Logan

Ryan I. Logan

PhD Candidate in Applied Medical Anthropology & MPH Candidate in Community and Family Health, University of South Florida
Areas of Expertise:
  • Health Care Reform
  • Civic Engagement
  • Immigration
  • Health Care Delivery

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Logan’s areas of expertise include medical anthropology, public health, health disparities, medical paraprofessionals, health policy, social determinants of health, and collaborative research. Logan’s recent projects have analyzed the lived experiences of community health workers, impacts of social determinants of health on marginalized communities, alternative health practitioners, and topics related to activism and advocacy. Logan’s civic involvement includes or has included collaborating with the Indiana Community Health Workers Association (INCHWA), the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH), People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO), and the Indianapolis Congregation Action Network (IndyCAN).

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Publications

"Collaborative Methods, Collaborative Change: Integrating Methodology and Partnerships in Research with Community Health Workers in the Midwestern, United States" ABD: An Interdisciplinary Student Journal 5 (2018): 1-10.

Examines the collaborative nature of Logan's dissertation project with a community health worker organization in Indiana. Outlines the obligations researchers have toward their community members when conducting research projects.

"Transcending Differences and Persuading through Faith: The Importance of Religion in Grassroots Organizing" Practicing Anthropology 37, no. 1 (2015): 15-19.

Documents the broad findings of Logan's master’s thesis project, which examined the role of religion in a grassroots community organizing campaign for comprehensive immigration reform.

"‘Let the Horse Run’: Assessing the Potential, Challenges, and Future Sustainability of Community Health Workers in Indiana" Practicing Anthropology 40, no. 3 (2018): 40-44.

Details the potentiality, challenges, and future sustainability of the community health worker model in Indiana. Focuses on the state of Indiana, and also shows broad applications for burgeoning community health worker programs and policy makers to consider both nationally and globally.

"Achieving Health Alternatively: The Role of Alternative Health Practitioners in Tampa Bay" Practicing Anthropology 39, no. 4 (2017): 10-14.

Explores the results of an exploratory research project on the role of five alternative health practitioners in the Tampa Bay region. Details the mental and physical health issues treated by these practitioners as well as how biomedical professionals may consider collaborating with these individuals.