Vincent Guilamo-Ramos
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, RN, LCSW, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, AAHIVS, FAAN
Johns Hopkins University - Executive Director, Policy Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
PhD, Social Welfare, State University of New York at Albany
MPH, Global Health Leadership, New York University
MS, Non-Profit Management and Public Policy, New York University
MSW, Social Work, New York University
AAS, Professional Nursing, College of Health Sciences: Nursing Program Swedish Institute
BS, Human Services, The College for Human Services
Research Interests
Adolescents, family-based interventions, Latinos, HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos is the Executive Director, Policy Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. In addition, he is the founding director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH). Dr. Guilamo-Ramos is a clinical social worker and nurse practitioner, and is board certified in HIV/AIDS nursing (ACRN) and as a HIV specialist (AAHIVS). Clinically, he has expertise in the primary care of HIV positive adolescents, provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis for high-risk youths, and screening and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Dr. Guilamo-Ramos studies the role of families in promoting adolescent health, with a special focus on preventing HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancies, and improving treatment outcomes for HIV positive and at-risk youth. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. He serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Latino Commission on AIDS, and is a board member of the Power to Decide. Dr. Guilamo-Ramos received his PhD from SUNY Albany, and his MSW and MPH degrees from NYU. In addition, he holds an MS from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU and an MSN from the Duke University School of Nursing.
Principal Investigator, Development and Evaluation of a Multilevel, Socio-Culturally Contextualized Digital Health Decision Intervention to Reduce Medical Mistrust and Improve Status-Neutral HIV Service Use among HLMSM. Active
Principal Investigator, Nurse-Community Health Worker-Family Partnership Model to Increase COVID-19 Testing in Urban Underserved and Vulnerable Communities. Active
Principal Investigator, Affective Influences on Adolescent Sexual Risk Behavior: Couple & Family Contexts. Completed
Principal Investigator, Alcohol Use Among Mexican Youth Along the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Completed
Principal Investigator, FRRM: A Father-Son Intervention to Reduce Teen Fatherhood and Long-term Inequality Among Black and Latino Male Youth. Completed
Principal Investigator, Families Talking Together: A Family-Based Approach to Promote Sexual Delay and Strengthen the Evidence-Base for Sexual Risk Avoidance Education. Completed
Principal Investigator, Families Talking Together: Preventing HIV/AIDS Among At-Risk Dominican and Haitian Youth. Completed
Principal Investigator, Fathers Raising Responsible Men: Teen Pregnancy Prevention for Adolescent Males. Completed
Principal Investigator, HIV Testing Among Key Populations in the Dominican Republic. Completed
Principal Investigator, Latino Male Adolescent Well-Being: The Role of Fathers in Disadvantaged Communities. Completed
Principal Investigator, Psychosocial Service Utilization & Engagement in Care among Black and Latino Male Youth. Completed
Principal Investigator, Reducing Sexual Risk Behavior: A Clinic Based Approach. Completed


Guilamo-Ramos V, Thimm-Kaiser M, Benzekri A, Johnson C, Williams D, Wilhelm-Hilkey N, Goodman M, Hagan H (2024).
Application of a heuristic framework for multilevel interventions to eliminate the impact of unjust social processes and other harmful social determinants of health
Prevention Science [Epub 2024 Apr 12]. doi: 10.1007/s11121-024-01658-x.

Lanier Y, Rivera-Cash D, Lavarin C, Goldstein A, Cantu L, Phung B, Guilamo-Ramos V, Sutton M (2024).
Application of the unified theory of behavior to strengthen sexual health discussions between providers and young patients in the United States
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 56 (1), 4-15. doi: 10.1111/psrh.12253.

Guilamo-Ramos V, Thimm-Kaiser M, Benzekri A, Balaguera A, Deulofeutt SR, Matos L (2024).
Paternal perspectives on Latino and Black sons’ readiness for sex and condom guidance: A mixed methods study
Annals of Family Medicine, 22 (2), 121-129. doi: 10.1370/afm.3077.

Hogue A, Brykman K, Guilamo-Ramos V, Ilakkuvan V, Kuklinski MR, Matson P, McKnight ER, Powell TW, Richter L, Walker-Harding LR (2024).
Family-focused universal substance use prevention in primary care: Advancing a pragmatic national healthcare agenda
Prevention Science, 25 (2), 307-317. doi: 10.1007/s11121-023-01584-4.

Coleman DC, Markham C, Guilamo-Ramos V, Santa Maria D (2024).
Relationship between religiosity and HPV vaccine initiation and intention in urban Black and Hispanic parents
BMC Public Health, 24 (1), 265. doi: 10.1186/s12889-024-17653-4. PMCID: PMC10804600.


Guilamo-Ramos V, Bouris A, Lee J, McCarthy K, Michael SL, Pitt-Barnes S, Dittus P (2012).
Paternal influences on adolescent sexual risk behaviors: A structured literature review
Pediatrics, 130 (5), e1313-e1325. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-2066.

Guilamo-Ramos V, Bouris A, Jaccard J, Gonzalez B, McCoy W, Aranda D (2011).
A parent-based intervention to reduce sexual risk behavior in early adolescence: Building alliances between physicians, social workers, and parents
Journal of Adolescent Health, 48 (2), 159-163. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.06.007. PMCID: PMC3118646.

Guilamo-Ramos V, Jaccard J, Dittus P, Gonzalez B, Bouris A, Banspach S (2010).
The Linking Lives health education program: A randomized clinical trial of a parent-based tobacco use prevention program for African American and Latino youths
American Journal of Public Health, 100 (9), 1641-1647. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.171637. PMCID: PMC2920962.

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