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Project Investigator Biography

Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., M.P.H. Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
8207 Callaghan Rd., Suite 110
San Antonio, TX 78230
phone: (210) 348-0255
fax: (210) 348-0554

Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatics and Director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). She is also the Dielmann Chair in Health Disparities Research and Community Outreach at UTHSCSA and Director of Outreach and Health Care Disparities at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center.

Over the past 25 years, Dr. Ramirez has directed numerous state-, Federal-, and privately funded research programs focusing on human and organizational communication to reduce chronic disease and cancer health disparities affecting Hispanics/Latinos and other populations. She has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and is the recipient of state and national awards in the area of health disparities research and the advancement of Hispanics/Latinos in the medical, public health, and behavioral sciences professions across the United States.

Dr. Ramirez is a recognized spokesperson for cancer disparities reduction and is a member of various national and regional advisory groups and coalitions. Her most recent appointments include membership on the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Advisory Board, National Cancer Advisory Board, Behavior Change Expert Panel for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, National Cancer Policy Board of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine and Commission of Life Sciences, Lance Armstrong Foundation Board of Directors, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation National Health Advisory Council, and the Advisory Board of the National Child Health Study. She is the recipient of national and state awards in public health.

Dr. Ramirez received a B.S. from the University of Houston and M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. degrees from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health.

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Updated: 07/23/09