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Ryan J. Ribeira

Ryan Ribeira

Ryan J. Ribeira was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees (BOT) in June 2013. He is currently a fourth-year medical student at the University of California Davis School of Medicine and an MPH student at the Harvard School of Public Health, with a dual concentration in public health leadership and health care policy and management.

Involved in the AMA since his first day of medical school, Mr. Ribeira has served in the AMA House of Delegates (HOD) as a regional medical student delegate and as the delegate for the Medical Student Section (MSS). He has served on the AMA-MSS Governing Council, and as chair of the Medical Student Caucus in the AMA-HOD. He has also been active in the California Medical Association (CMA), serving on its board of trustees, its Council on Legislation, as co-chair of its medical student section, and on the CMA Political Action Committee’s board of directors.

Mr. Ribeira has an extensive history of research in health care quality improvement, and worked on a long-term project for the AHRQ developing and testing quality and patient safety indicators for emergency room care and co-authoring numerous indicator specification documents. He was also part of the National Quality Forum Measures Application Partnership, where he co-authored a report that was delivered to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help guide the design of performance measurement programs and payment systems.

He has also performed substantial research in policy, including analyzing the success of public health policy programs for the county of Sacramento and performing extensive research for the Ministry of Health in Ghana designed to inform pediatric nutrition policies. An entrepreneur with deep involvement in the health care and technology sectors, Mr. Ribeira is a co-founder of two companies at the intersection of health and information technology (IT) and currently serves on the advisory boards of several health and IT startups at various stages of development.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Mr. Ribeira attended Brigham Young University where he graduated in 2008 with a double major in business management and nutritional science, and a minor in anthropology. He currently resides in Sacramento, Calif., with his wife GayLynn, an accomplished portrait and gallery painter, and their two young children.