Ryan Houser

Graduate Research Assistant

I was recently a dual-fellow at Rutgers Law School at the Center for Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity and Center for Security, Race and Rights. I was previously a dual-fellow at Georgetown University within the Center for Global Health Science and Security and O'Neill Institute For National And Global Health Law – Georgetown University Law Center (GULC). I additionally conducted further research with GULC’s Covid-19 Law Lab Consortium to analyze human rights impacts of public health laws and determine best practices to guide immediate responses to COVID-19 and socioeconomic recovery efforts once the pandemic is under control.  My goals lie in addressing emerging threats and risk-based vulnerabilities through collaboration and integration with a multitude of stakeholders to maintain safety and security. My passion remains making the world a safer and healthier place.


  • MHA/MPH from George Washington University
  • MSc/EMPS from Georgetown University
  • B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University


Research Interests

  • Criminal Justice
  • Homeland Security
  • Biodefense
  • Biosecurity/Biosafety
  • Austere Medicine
  • Health Equity


Current Projects

  • Maryland DPP