June 21, 2017

Kevin Ryan, JD, MA

C O P H Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management and Associate Dean for Professional Programs, Kevin Ryan, J D, M A
Associate Dean for Professional Programs, Associate Professor


2001 –  J.D. (with high honors), University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
1995 –  MA (Health Services Administration), Webster University
1993 –  AS RN, University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Nursing
1981 –  BSRT, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences School of Radiologic Technology

Research Interests

Public health law; state police power authority; health care finance and reform; access to health care for underserved populations

Current Research Projects

Arkansas Center for Health Disparities, Education and Training Core – PI

Courses Taught

PBHL 5283 Public Health Law and Ethics
PBHL 5993 Public Health Integration Project
PBHL 999V Doctoral Capstone Project
PBHL 9333 Management Skills Development
PBHL 9711 Professional Development Seminar
PBHL 9710 Capstone Seminar

Recent Publications

Expanding our reach: Collaborating with HBCUs to create BA/MPH programs. APHA 140th Annual Meeting. 2012

Safi H, Wheeler G, Reeve G, Ochoa E, Romero J, Hopkins R, Ryan KW, Jacobs R.Vaccine policy and Arkansas childhood immunizations exemptions: A multi-year review.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine. June 2012

Phillips M, Ryan KW, Raczynski J.Public policy versus individual rights in childhood obesity interventions: Perspective from the Arkansas experience with Act 1220 of 2003. Preventing Chronic Disease September 2011

Ryan KW. Surveillance, screening and reporting children’s BMI in a school based setting: A legal perspective.  Pediatrics September 2009

Ryan KW, Card-Higginson P, Thompson JW. Am I my brother’s keeper? A proposal to determine state governments’ affirmative duty to advance public health.  Journal of Health and Human Services 2008

Ryan KW, Card-Higginson P, McCarthy SG, Justus M, Thompson JW.Arkansas fights fat: Translating research into policy to combat childhood and adolescent obesity.  Health Affairs July 2006