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Ryan McLane has worked in public health in a range of settings over the past two decades, including managing a public health unit in the Alaskan arctic for a number of years; leading a clinical team in an Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone and following Cyclone Winston in Fiji; and providing direct care for populations as diverse as indigenous Siberians, undocumented agricultural workers in California, and civilians caught in civil conflict in Guatemala. During his eight years in New Zealand he has previously worked with the Southern District Health Board and the University of Otago Medical School. He holds degrees in Nursing and History from the University of Alaska, a Masters in International relations from Troy State University, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His PhD work with the University of Otago focused upon the 1918 influenza pandemic in the Samoas, Tonga, and Fiji.
He also refs roller derby and serves as a Humanist celebrant.