Dr. Jake Ryann Sumibcay (he/him/his) is a public health scholar whose research focuses on driving effective health engagement through ethnographic strategies in communities of color, primarily among the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) populations. He is interested in understanding the nuances in racialized and cultural representations of these groups and how they are reflected in public health policy, practice, and research. As a fellow, he focuses on exploring the ways to advance health equity, with particular interests in the advocacy of data disaggregation practices and examining the intersections of structural racism and health.
Dr. Sumibcay holds a dual academic appointment as a Yerby Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Health and Human Rights Fellow at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. Dr. Sumibcay received his DrPH in Leadership and Management with a minor in Health Policy from Claremont Graduate University. He is also an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars Program led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.