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Engaging U.S. Latinos in Community Advocacy for Health Equity

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Air date: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 11:00:00 AM
Time displayed is Eastern Time, Washington DC Local
Views: Total views: 162, (152 Live, 10 On-demand)
Category: Health Disparities
Runtime: 00:55:24
Description: NIMHD Director's Seminar

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has launched the NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series (DSS). This forum highlights novel research discoveries by prominent researchers who are advancing the science of minority health and health disparities.

Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez is an internationally recognized health disparities researcher at UT Health San Antonio. She has 30 years of experience conducting behavioral and communications projects to reduce cancer, increase screening rates and clinical trial participation, prevent tobacco use, and improve healthy lifestyles among U.S. Latinos. Dr. Ramirez currently directs the Salud America! national multimedia program to empower its vast network of 200,000 community leaders to drive healthy policy and system changes to promote health and support for Latino families ( and @SaludAmerica on social media). Dr. Ramirez also directs Quitxt, a bilingual tobacco-cessation service for young, Latino adults using mobile-phone text messages; the service yielded a strong, 21% quit rate among enrollees at follow-up. She also has trained/mentored 250+ Latinos in health fields and leads the Éxito! training program to help master’s-level students and professionals pursue a doctoral degree and cancer research career. Dr. Ramirez is a Susan G. Komen Scholar and is on the scientific advisory board for LIVESTRONG. Her recognitions include a 2007 election to the National Academy of Medicine, 2011 White House “Champion of Change,” and 2014 APHA Everett M. Rogers Public Health Communication Award. In Texas, Dr. Ramirez is on the San Antonio Mayor’s Fitness Council and is Vice President of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas. Dr. Ramirez, a native of Laredo, Texas, earned her M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. degrees from UT Health Science Center at the Houston School of Public Health.
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Author: Amelie Ramirez, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., Professor and Interim Chair of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio
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