Ryan Natividad

Program Coordinator II, Epidemiology and Program Evaluation

Riverside University Health System - Public Health
Riverside , California
Class of 2021
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Three words to describe me:
adventurous, collaborative, efficient
The best part of my job:
tackling racism as a public health crisis, especially since Riverside County declared racism and inequity as detrimental to public health.
Something that would surprise others about me:
Although I am a New Yorker at heart, I have a California placidness that guides my journey.

Ryan Natividad has dedicated himself to empowering underserved, underprivileged, and hard-to-reach communities. In his current role with the Riverside University Health System – Public Health, Ryan manages the Riverside County Health Coalition and Riverside Resilience to improve the population health of county residents. Ryan also manages ACEs Aware, an initiative by the Office of the California Surgeon General and the California Department of Health Care Services to reduce adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the local community. Additionally, with the Riverside County Board of Supervisors declaring racism as a public health crisis, Ryan has played a prominent role in addressing how racism is impacting the lives of those who live and work in the county. Ryan is on the Steering Committee of Planners4Health California. 

Ryan received a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Riverside School of Public Policy, and a BA in anthropology from Columbia University. Ryan was also named a Yale Ciencia Academy Fellow in 2018. 

In October 2021, Ryan started a new role as Population Health and Equity Program Administrator in the Office of Population Health and Equity at the Orange County Health Care Agency.

As a social justice toolmaker, I connect research, policy, and advocacy to promote Health in All Policies systems change.

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