Yusuf Ransome

Yerby Post Doctoral Fellow
Harvard School of Public Health

Dr.PH., Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman of
Public Health

M.P.H., Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Dr. Ransome is trained in social epidemiology and applies theoretical frameworks that span sociology, psychology, and economics to study health and social outcomes. He has expertise in quantitative and geostatistical methods that he applies to his research, which includes geospatial analysis and multilevel modeling.

Dr. Ransome has two lines of research: the first focuses on the social determinants of HIV care continuum outcomes, with a particular interest in resilience-based determinants that can have protective impacts and reduce race/ethnic- and geography-based disparities in outcomes including delayed HIV diagnosis and linkage to HIV care. The second area investigates environmental, psycho-social, and bio-physiological determinants that account for race/ethnic disparities in alcohol-related health outcomes. The research aims to build evidence on the impact of psychosocial and physiological determinants that can be included in routine health care screening among African Americans to narrow racial disparities in chronic disease and mortality outcomes.

Dr. Ransome’s implementation science research focuses on understanding whether community-level social cohesion/capital and collective efficacy can be integrated into current structural (e.g., HIV testing) and individual (e.g., PrEP use) HIV-prevention interventions to improve uptake among racial/ethnic minorities and reduce disparities in new infections.

Recent publications:

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Ransome Y, Batson A, Galea S, Kawachi I, Nash D, Mayer KH. The relationship between higher social trust and lower late HIV diagnosis and mortality differs by race/ethnicity: results from a state-level analysis. J Int AIDS Soc. 2017 Apr 6;20(1):1-9. doi: 10.7448/IAS.20.01/21442.

Karlsson O, Michno W, Ransome Y, Hanrieder J. MALDI imaging delineates hippocampal glycosphingolipid changes associated with neurotoxin induced proteopathy following neonatal BMAA exposure. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016 Dec 9.

Ransome Y, Kawachi I, Braunstein S, Nash D. Structural inequalities drive late HIV diagnosis: The role of black racial concentration, income inequality,socioeconomic deprivation, and HIV testing. Health Place. 2016 Nov

Ransome Y, Gilman SE. The Role of Religious Involvement in Black-White Differences in Alcohol Use Disorders. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2016 Sep.

Ransome Y, Galea S, Pabayo R, Kawachi I, Braunstein S, Nash D. Social Capital is Associated With Late HIV Diagnosis: An Ecological Analysis. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Oct 1;73(2):213-21. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001043.

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