Assistant Professor


College of the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences





Bizzini Hall B215B

Curriculum Vitae

Ryan I. Logan earned his B.A. in Anthropology in and his M.A. in Applied Anthropology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Logan completed a dual degree program at the University of South Florida, where he earned his Ph.D. in Applied (Medical) Anthropology and a Master's of Public Health (MPH). Logan joined the Department of Anthropology, Geography, & Ethnic Studies at Stanislaus State in 2019.

Logan's research broadly analyzes the lived experiences of community health workers, frontline public health workers who typically come from the communities they work within. His research specifically assessed how community health workers participate in advocacy as a form of caregiving and how they are able to aid clients to circumvent health disparities within their communities.

Logan's previous research has explored the role of religion and its relation to activism within the Latinx immigrant community. He has also assessed the role and impact of alternative health practitioners in the Tampa Bay region in Florida. Currently, Logan is continuing his collaborative research with community health workers in Indiana in addition to starting a new research project along the U.S.-Mexico border in California. This project will explore the impact of promotores de salud in the region.

Logan is involved in several organizations. He has been a member of the Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) since 2018 and has written two policy briefs on community health workers. Additionally, Logan is the Communications & Outreach Manager for the Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA) and serves on the Communications Committee for the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA).

Course Course Title
ANTH2060 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH3000 Anthropology & Global Issues
ANTH3070 Peoples & Cultures of Africa
ANTH3250 Anthropological Perspectives on Global Health
ANTH4130 Urban Subcultures: Chinatown
ANTH4200 Applied Anthropology & Social Change
ANTH4210 Ethnomedical Anthropology

Medical anthropology, cultural anthropology, applied anthropology, medical paraprofessionals, community health workers, health disparities, complementary & alternative medicine (CAM), migration, migrant health

Logan, Ryan I. 2022. Boundaries of Care: Community Health Workers in the United States. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Logan, Ryan I. 2021. Professionalization as a "Double-Edged Sword": Assessing the Professional Citizenship of Community Health Workers in the Midwest. Human Organization 80, no. 3: 192-202.

Logan, Ryan I.; Melo, Milena A.; & Heide Castañeda. 2021. Familial Vulnerability: Legal Status and Mental Health in Mixed-Status Families. Medical Anthropology 40, no. 7: 639-652.

Logan, Ryan I. & Heide Castañeda. 2020. Addressing Health Disparities in the Rural United States: Advocacy as Caregiving Among Community Health Workers and Promotores de Salud. International Journal of Environmental and Public Health Research 17, no. 24: 9223.

Logan, Ryan I. 2020. "A Poverty in Understanding": Assessing the Structural Challenges Experienced by Community Health Workers and Their Clients. Global Public Health 15, no. 1: 137-150.

Logan, Ryan I. 2019. Being a Community Health Worker Means Advocating: Participation, Perceptions, and Challenges in Advocacy. Anthropology in Action 26, no. 2: 9-18.

Logan, Ryan I. 2018. Not a Duty But an Opportunity: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Community Health Workers in Indiana through Photovoice. Qualitative Research in Medicine & Healthcare 2, no. 3: 132-144.

Logan, Ryan I. 2018. Collaborative Methods, Collaborative Change: Integrating Methodology and Partnerships in Research with Community Health Workers in the Midwestern, United States. ABD: An Interdisciplinary Student Journal 5: 1-10.

Logan, Ryan I. 2017. Achieving Health Alternatively: The Role of Alternative Health Practitioners in Tampa Bay. Practicing Anthropology 39, no. 4: 10-14.

Ryan I. Logan on Scholars Strategy Network

Ryan I. Logan on ResearchGate