Conference

 

We want to thank our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez for presenting at our past 2014 Latino Health Equity Conference

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Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez

Director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

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, where she also is founding director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research, 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 directs two national research networks, one funded by the National Cancer Institute targeting Latino cancer (Redes En Acción, www.redesenaccion.org) and one funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation targeting Latino child obesity (Salud America!, www.salud-america.org). Dr. Ramirez also mentors Latino undergrad, pre- and post-doctoral students, contributes to the scientific literature and serves on editorial boards for several journals. She has been recognized for her work to improve Latino health and advance Latinos in medicine, public health, and behavioral sciences across the U.S., including: 2011 White House “Champion of Change”; 2007 election to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies; 2007 Professor of Survivorship from Susan G. Komen For the Cure; and 2003 Humanitarian Award from the American Cancer Society. She also is a member of: the Scientific Advisory Board, Susan G. Komen for the Cure; Scientific Advisory Board, Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade; and the board of directors for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, C-Change and the RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program. Locally she is a member of the San Antonio Mayor’s Fitness Council. 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. Read her blog at www.saludtoday.com/blog.

 

Please listen to Dr. Rodriguez presentation here.

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