Ryon J. Cobb, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Chancellor's Scholar for Inclusive Excellence in Research on Black Americans.  His research focuses on the health implications of socially oppressive systems among adults and the racialization of religion in the United States.  His peer-reviewed articles and other publications appear in high-impact interdisciplinary outlets such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, the Journals of Gerontology: Series A, Social Science & Medicine, and the Sociology of Religion. He also disseminates his research findings at inter/national meetings and via expert panels sponsored by the Ford Foundation and Smithsonian Institute.

 Several agencies within and outside the National Institutes of Health recognize his accomplishments and promise as a scholar. Early in his graduate career, Dr. Cobb acquired funding from the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, Louisville Institute, and the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.  Recently, three signature NIH programs for early-career scholars selected him, through a competitive process, as an early-career faculty fellow. These programs provide him with pilot funding and mentored training in grantsmanship to refine critical skills for writing NIH-level applications centered on reducing ethnoracial disparities and improving the renal health of older Black adults. 

Courses Taught

542: Advanced Contemporary Policy: Aging

505: Methods of Social Work Research I