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S Raquel Ramos


Assistant Professor

1 212 992 5994

433 First Avenue
Room 402
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Dr. S. Raquel Ramos is an Assistant Professor of Nursing. She received her BSN, MBA in management, and MSN as a family nurse practitioner from Purdue University. She obtained her PhD from Columbia University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale University School of Nursing. Dr. Ramos is a Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University.

Dr. Ramos is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with over a decade of direct patient-care nursing experience. This includes medical and cardiac ICU, cardiac catheterization lab, intermediate cardiac care, long-term care, LGBT community health, and clinical research nursing. She is a certified HIV testing counselor.

Using technology utilization and user-centric approaches, Dr. Ramos’ research focuses on improving the decision-making abilities and subsequent health outcomes of young adult MSM persons living with HIV and young adult MSM at high-risk of obtaining HIV. As part of her dissertation, user-centric techniques facilitated the design of a user interface to help patients at a HIV clinic make more informed decisions about consenting to electronically share their health records. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Ramos was awarded a NIH administrative supplemental grant and traveled to Ghana to explore how literacy and numeracy influenced the decision-making abilities of Ghanaian caregivers of children living with HIV. Recently, she was awarded NIH pilot funding to design and test an intervention with young adult MSM at high-risk of HIV in Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford, Connecticut.


Ivy Tech State College - Technical Certificate Licensed Practical Nursing
Ivy Tech State College - Associate of Science, Registered Nursing
Purdue University - Bachelor of Science, Registered Nursing
Purdue University - Master of Business Administration, Management
Purdue University - Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner
Columbia University - Doctor of Philosophy

Honors and awards

40 Under 40 Leader in Minority Health - The National Minority Quality Forum (2016)


Vulnerable & marginalized populations

Professional membership

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS)
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)



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