Anne M. Ryan, Esq., JD

Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Project Director, Tucson Family Advocacy Program

Anne Ryan, Esq., is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Tucson Family Advocacy Program, a multidisciplinary partnership of physicians, social workers and lawyers working together to improve patient health. Ms. Ryan provides free legal assistance to low income patients in areas affecting patient health including access to health care, disability benefits and domestic violence. She also teaches health care providers about legal barriers to patient health so they can more effectively help their patients obtain necessary medical services and benefits. Ms. Ryan received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arizona College of Law and became a member of the State Bar of Arizona in 1984. Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Ryan was a Licensed Practical Nurse working primarily in neonatal and psychiatric settings.

Research Interests: 
  • Clinical practice/education
  • CAM
  • Health disparities
  • Refugees
  • Mental illness