Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, MPH
Director, Institute for Health Promotion Research
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH, an internationally recognized cancer and chronic disease health disparities researcher, is a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is also the founding director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research there, which researches health disparities among minorities. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Ramirez has directed many research programs focused on human and organizational communication to reduce chronic disease and cancer health disparities affecting Latinos, including cancer risk factors, clinical trial recruitment, tobacco prevention, obesity prevention, and more. 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.