Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD

inducted in 2015 Fellow

Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos is a Professor of Social Work, Nursing, and Global Public Health and the Director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health at New York University Silver School of Social Work ( 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), nurse practitioner (ANP-BC), 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, CDC, 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.

Dr. Guilamo-Ramos serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Latino Commission on AIDS, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of Nursing. Dr. Guilamo-Ramos is a graduate of the 2016 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, an initiative that draws upon the U.S. presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. These presidential centers have partnered to bring together a select group of leaders who have the desire to advance their leadership strengths in order to help their communities and our country. He is also recipient of a leadership award from the National Hispanic Medical Association for his service to the health and well-being of Latinos and other vulnerable populations in the United States. Dr. Guilamo-Ramos’ work has led to coverage in well-known media sources such as The New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post.

To access Dr. Guilamo-Ramos’ Faculty Page, click here: New York University, Silver School of Social Work.