National Cancer Institute|
Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
Special Populations Networks Cancer Health Disparities Summit 2003
Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel
July 13-15, 2003
Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H.
Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., Associate Professor of Medicine and Deputy Director, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine, has over 20 years of experience working with the Hispanic/Latino population. As a behavioral science and health communications investigator, she directs and participates in several research projects involving Latinos and such issues as cancer risk factors and genetics, smoking prevention and cessation, substance abuse, and the effects of breast cancer on families. She has numerous scientific publications in these areas of expertise.
In addition to her post at Baylor College of Medicine, her academic appointments include positions as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and Associate Director for Community Research and Program Leader for the Cancer Prevention and Health Promotion Program of the San Antonio Cancer Institute (SACI). She is Principal Investigator of Redes En Acción: The National Hispanic/Latino Cancer Network, a Special Populations Networks initiative funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Dr. Ramirez has received Presidential acknowledgment of her work, with appointments to the National Cancer Advisory Board and the Behavior Change Expert Panel for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. She formerly served on the National Cancer Policy Board of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, and Commission on Life Sciences. Dr. Ramirez serves on the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation National Health Advisory Council and was recently appointed Chair of the Komen Foundation's Hispanic/Latino Task Force. She also is a member of the Media and Counter-Marketing Panel of the American Legacy Foundation, Board of Directors of the Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco, Physician Oncology Education Program of the Texas Medical Association, and Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition of the Texas Department of Health.