Rose Marie Ramos, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Rose Ramos

Division of Intramural Research
Phone: 301-827-0493

Dr. Rose Marie Ramos is a staff scientist in the Transcreation Lab of NIMHD’s Scientific Director, Dr. Anna Nápoles. She is a chronic disease epidemiologist and population health scientist with 15 years of NIH training and research experience in health disparities. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, she served as an intramural research summer undergraduate student at the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and returned to the NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences as an Intramural Health Disparities postdoctoral scholar from 2005 - 2008.

In 2009, Dr. Ramos returned to San Antonio as a public health advisor for a project aimed at eliminating geographic disparities in diabetes control (e.g., HbA1C) across the San Antonio metropolitan area. Dr. Ramos has also served as a staff scientist and population health subject matter expert for the U.S. Air Force’s Chief Scientist. Recently, as an assistant professor at the University of Texas’ Health Science Center-San Antonio, Dr. Ramos developed the framework for a social emergency medicine program, specifically, assessing unmet social determinants of health that disproportionately impact the poor and underserved.

Dr. Ramos earned her M.P.H. and Ph.D. in environmental and occupational health at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health with a focus on environmental determinants of chronic disease disparities.

Selected Publications

  • Ramos, R., Talbott, E.O., Youk, A.O., Karol, M.H. (2006). Community Urbanization and Hospitalization for Asthma in Adults. Journal of Environmental Health, 68(8):26-32.
  • Ramos, R., & Olden, K. (2008) The Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome Among U.S. Females of Childbearing Age. American Journal of Public Health, 98(6):1122-7.
  • Ramos, R., & Olden, K. (2008). Gene-Environment Interactions in the Development of Complex Disease Phenotypes. International Journal Environmental Research and Public Health, 5(1):4-11.
  • Ramos, R., Alsip, B. & Guerra, F. (2010) The San Antonio A1C Registry: First Annual Report to the Texas Diabetes Council, The Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX