Ryan Richard Ruff

Ryan Richard Ruff

Associate Professor

New York University


Ryan Ruff is an associate professor in the department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion at the New York University College of Dentistry, an associated professor at the NYU School of Global Public Health, and an adjunct professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. An epidemiologist and education researcher, his research interests include oral health and child development (specifically cognitive and psychosocial functioning), school-based health programs, and machine learning applications in oral health. At NYU he also serves as director of the Biostatistics Core, director of the Master of Science program in Clinical Research, and director of the Oral Health & Epidemiology Analysis Lab.


  • Epidemiology
  • Applied biostatistics
  • Oral health
  • Education


  • PhD in Research, Statistics, & Evaluation

    University of Virginia

  • MPH in Epidemiology

    Harvard University

  • MPhil in Education Policy

    Cambridge University

  • BAMT in Education

    University of Virginia



Associate Professor

New York University

May 2019 – Present New York, NY

Assistant Professor

New York University

Feb 2014 – Apr 2019 New York, NY

Director, Research & Evaluation Unit

New York City Department of Health

Oct 2011 – Jan 2014 New York, NY

Director of Research & Evaluation

New York City Department of Education

Jun 2010 – Sep 2011 New York, NY