Bryce Takenaka, MPH, CPH

Bryce Takenaka, MPH, CPH

Filipino and Japanese


PhD Student in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Yale School of Public Health

Health Equity, Intersectionality, Structural Violence

Bryce is a doctoral student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Science at Yale School of Public Health and pursuing a master’s degree in history of science and medicine in the Department of History at Yale University. He is also a T32 Research Fellow in the Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. His scholarship grounds intersectional and community-grounded approaches to illuminate and interrogate structural violence and different manifestations of place-based discrimination that shape embodied health inequities among Black, Brown, and Indigenous sexual and gender minorities. Through participatory research, critical praxis, and epistemic justice frameworks, Bryce is committed to amplifying local voices and leveraging multilevel spatial approaches for informed storytelling and place-health decisions.

Hometown: Ewa Beach, Oʻahu, HI

Undergraduate: BS, Public Health, Lindenwood University (2020)

Graduate: MPH, Social Epidemiology, Saint Louis University, College for Public Health and Social Justice (2022); MA, History of Science and Medicine, Yale University (2024); MS, Geographic Information Systems, Johns Hopkins University (2027)

Doctorate: PhD, Public Health – Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health (2027)

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Hobbies: Reading, writing, paddleboarding, hiking, photography, playing the ukulele, mentoring