Ruslan Ahasan has always been passionate about the health field and after exploring, he fell in love with Public Health. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health and a master’s degree in Public Health (concentration: Community Engagement) from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Ruslan has previously conducted research on Nicotine Cessation and have also been a part of a publication: Pattern of Empirical use of Antibiotics Therapy. In his time in UCO, he worked as a research assistant for the Public Health Department and a Programming Manager for the Office of Global Affairs, International Student Council and Global Leadership Ambassadors. From his academic and work exposure, Ruslan developed an interest in serving the marginalized and vulnerable communities. He has also interned with organizations such as the Oklahoma department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse services, Physicians Choice Hospice, and Lottie House (Mental Health Association). Along with his mentors and peers, Ruslan presented in multiple seminars like Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA) and Oklahoma Recreation and Parks Society (OPRS).

With his passion and experience in the Public Health field, Ruslan is dedicated to work for communities and individuals that are affected by Health disparities.