Ryan joined Hayes in November 2016 as a Medical Research Analyst with extensive knowledge and experience analyzing the scientific evidence around medical technologies. Prior to joining the Directory team, Ryan worked as a scientist for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Technology Evaluation Center. During his time at the Association, Ryan authored multiple AHRQ systematic reviews, medical policies, and specialty pharmacy reports and presented evidence-based research to representatives of the independent Blue Cross Plans. In addition to BCBSA, Ryan has worked as an epidemiologist for the Chicago Department of Public Health and a not for profit in Chennai, India.
Ryan earned a BS in Biological Sciences and a Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Indiana University. He is currently finishing his dissertation at University of Illinois, and is expecting is completion of his PhD in epidemiology in 2018.