Suzanne Ryan-Ibarra, MPH, MS
Suzanne Ryan-Ibarra is a research scientist at Survey Research Group. She has more than 10 years of experience in public health. Her current research utilizes the California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and other national, state, and local survey data to examine issues related to health behaviors and chronic disease. She has expertise in population-based research and mixed methods research, including study design, sampling, data collection, and data analysis.
Ryan-Ibarra is especially interested in surveillance and research on obesity, nutrition, and physical activity which will inform public health programs and policies. She has a particular interest in immigrant health and has worked on several projects focused on Latino and Asian immigrants in California. Her prior experience includes work at the University of California, Los Angeles with the Parkinson’s Environment and Gene Study and the California Health Interview Survey. Before working as a researcher, she led interventions with the Peace Corps in Ecuador and the Alameda County Community Food Bank in Oakland. She speaks both English and Spanish fluently.
Ryan-Ibarra received her Master of Science degree in Epidemiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Master of Public Health degree in Community Health Education from San Francisco State University.