Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD

inducted in 2015 Fellow

Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos is a Professor of Social Work and Global Public Health and the Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health at New York University Silver School of Social Work (www.clafh.org). Dr. Guilamo-Ramos is a leading expert on the role of families in promoting adolescent health, with a focus on preventing HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and unplanned pregnancies among Latino and African American youth. He is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), registered nurse (RN), and board certified in HIV/AIDS Nursing (ACRN). His work intersects the fields of social work, public health, and nursing. He is among the core developers of an evidence-based family focused teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) intervention, Families Talking Together (FTT), which was recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as meeting rigorous review criteria for strong evidence of effectiveness.

Dr. Guilamo-Ramos’ research has been consistently supported by NIH and other federal funding mechanisms. He has published widely in leading scientific journals including JAMA Pediatrics, Pediatrics, American Journal of Public Health and Journal of Adolescent Health. His most recent research addresses health disparities among adolescent males of color and focuses on the unique role of fathers in shaping adolescent males’ sexual health outcomes and behaviors. National and international media outlets including the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and National Public Radio (NPR) have cited his work. Dr. Guilamo-Ramos is Chair of the Latino Initiative Advisory Group for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and member of the Board of Directors for the Latino Commission on AIDS. He is standing member of the NIH Expert Review Panel for the Psychosocial Risk and Disease Prevention (PRDP) Study Section. He is the recipient of several notable awards including the SAGE/CSWE Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education Award and the Lo Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad award in honor of significant contributions to the health and well-being of the Latino community. He is also member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

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