Medical Director, EMPWR Program
assistant clinical professor
Dr. Ramos is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine and a board-certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist. She serves as Medical Director for the Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) Clinic and the EMPWR Program for LGBTQ mental health within the division. She is also the Medical Director of the Child Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.
Dr. Ramos has extensive experience working with LGBTQ populations in clinical, advocacy, and population research settings. Her research interests include traumatic stress, mood disorders ADHD, anxiety, and LGBTQ-affirming care. Dr. Ramos currently has funding through the NIDA/AACAP Physician Scientist in Substance Use K12 Award to develop a family-focused therapy intervention for caregivers of gender diverse youth (PI: Ramos, Mentor: Miklowitz). She also serves as Co-Chair for the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry’s committee on gender and sexuality and on the board of APLA Health.
Dr. Ramos holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Harvard School of Public Health, where she worked with a team of national researchers at the Fenway Institute’s Center for Population Research. She completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University and received her Medical Degree from USC’s Keck School of Medicine, before completing her residency and fellowship training at UCLA.