Dr. Amelie Ramirez is Director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research, Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences, and Associate Director of Cancer Outreach and Engagement at the Mayes Cancer Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
The institute that Dr. Ramirez leads is the headquarters for Salud America!, a national program that uses innovative evidence-based research and communications to educate and activate an online network of more than 300,000 advocates to promote healthy change in equity for Latino and all families. Dr. Ramirez has also personally trained and mentored over 300 Latino undergraduate pre-and post-doctoral students. Her recognitions include a 2007 election to the National Academy of Medicine, a 2011 White House Champion of Change, the Everett M. Rogers Public Health Communication Award from the American Public Health Association, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
She's also on the San Antonio Mayor's Fitness Council as President of the Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Sciences of Texas.
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