Health Promotion Sciences Department
1295 N. Martin
Drachman Hall A212
Tucson, AZ 85724
Dr. Ramos, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) at the University of Arizona (UA). She is a physician-scientist with formal training in pediatric emergency medicine and vast professional experience in public health and the implementation of successful education programs. Dr. Ramos has provided leadership to several nationally recognized NIH-funded community engagement programs and developed curricula for training health care professionals and community health workers (Promotores) in environmental health and genomic health. Her research focuses on public health translation of genomic/ precision medicine knowledge to improve genomic literacy and health outcomes and decrease health disparities. Her areas of research interest include precision medicine, community medicine, health disparities, particularly at the interface of prevention, management and treatment of diseases.
Dr. Ramos is the Associate Director of Interprofessional Education representing the MEZCOPH within the University of Arizona Health Center. She is involved in the development, design, implementation and assessment of the UA Interprofessional Curriculum (didactic, experimental and practice-based education). This work is done in collaboration with the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health.
Licensed and certified Pediatrician
Mahwish Khalid, Pasano Bojang Jr., Abeer Hassanin, Emma Bowers, Elsa Reyes-Reyes, Irma N. Ramos, and Kenneth S. Ramos. LINE-1: Implications in the etiology of cancer, clinical applications and pharmacologic targets. Mutation Research Reviews, in press, 2018.
Kristie N Ramos, Irma N Ramos, Yi Zeng, Kenneth S Ramos. Genetics and epigenetics of pediatric leukemia in the era of precision medicine [version 1; referees: 2 approved] F1000Research 2018, 7(F1000 Faculty Rev):1104 (doi:10.12688/f1000research.14634).
Reyes-Reyes, E.M., Aispuro, I., Tavera-Garcia, M.A., Field, M., Moore, S., Ramos, I.N., Ramos, K.S. LINE-1 couples EMT programming with acquisition of oncogenic phenotypes in human bronchial epithelial cells. Oncotarget, www.impactjournals.com/oncotarget/, 2017.
English and Spanish
Ongoing Funded Research
“University of Arizona-Banner Health Precision Medicine Health Initiative Cohort Enrollment Center”
Akinlolu O. Ojo, MD, Irma N. Ramos, MD et al.
This NIH award, 43 million, supports institutional efforts to establish a cohort as part of the national precision medicine initiative.
Period: 2016 – 2026
“University of Arizona-Banner Health All of Us Research Community Health Worker (CHW) Program”
Akinlolu O. Ojo, MD, Irma N. Ramos, MD, et al.
This award focused on Precision Medicine to increase participation of Hispanics into the study. To our knowledge, this is the first CHW Precision Medicine Program in Arizona.