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Leticia Ryan, MD, MPH
Current Position: Dr Ryan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has a secondary appointment in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is Director of Research for the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Education: She received BS (cum laude) from Providence College in Providence RI and an MD (with honors) from the University of Vermont School of Medicine in Burlington, VT. She also received an Master's Degree in Public Health from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, DC.
Clinical Interest: pediatric emergency medicine
Research Interest: injury epidemiology, injury prevention, child health disparities
Award and Honor: NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)
Current AFMR position: President-Elect
Term: 5/1/2018 - 4/30/2019
Dr. Ryan is a pediatrician specializing in pediatric emergency medicine and a clinical researcher at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, MD. She is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is board certified in both General Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Ryan received her medical degree with honors from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and a masterís degree in public health, with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics, from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. She completed her clinical training (residency in pediatrics, chief residency in pediatrics, fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine) from 1999-2006 at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC where she remained as a faculty member in the Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center from 2006-2013.
Dr. Ryan's research focuses on childhood injury prevention and child health disparities and has been continuously supported by funding through the National Institutes of Health since 2005, including a K23 Career Development Award to study the role of bone health in fractures in African American children.
She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Pediatric Research, the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research and the American Federation for Medical Research, where she is currently serving as Secretary-Treasurer of the National Council. Dr. Ryan has authored or co-authored more than thirty articles and book chapters in the fields of pediatric injury and emergency medicine.