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Family Medicine Physician, Health Services Researcher and Clinical Lecturer, University of Michigan

Dr. Ryan Huerto is a family medicine physician and health services researcher dedicated to health justice, workforce diversity, chronic non-communicable disease management, disease prevention, medical education, and mentorship.

His current research projects include a national assessment of diabetes counseling, a literature review of structural competency in medical education, a national assessment of youth's perspectives on patient-physician social concordance, and an assessment of youth's knowledge and perceptions of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV. He currently serves as an advisor on a qualitative study examining the needs of pipeline programs based throughout the country.

His work in medical education includes teaching structural competency workshops focused on structural racism to pre-health students, medical students, faculty, and staff.

His publications include a strategic plan for harnessing corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the dietary supplement industry and commentaries on the benefits of patient-physician racial/ethnic concordance, the harmful effects of the model minority myth, and the crucial need for social justice in medical education.

He has given invited talks on health professional student advocacy, Filipinx health disparities, COVID-19 and structural racism, and the need for data disaggregation in the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, National Clinician Scholar at the University of Michigan
  • 2016–2019
    Resident Physician, UCSF Family and Community Medicine Residency Program

Education

  • 2016 
    University of California San Diego, Medical Degree
  • 2016 
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Masters of Public Health
  • 2010 
    Loyola Marymount University, Master of Arts in Urban Education Policy and Administration

Publications

  • 2016
    Leveraging corporate social responsibility to improve consumer safety of dietary supplements sold for weight loss and muscle building, Translational Behavioral Medicine