June 21, 2017

Kevin Ryan, JD, MA

Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs, 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

Courses Taught

  • HPMT 5203/6203 Public Health Law and Ethics
  • HPMT 5201 Health Law
  • COPH 6500 Current Issus in Public Health 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