Vincent Guilamo-Ramos
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, RN, LCSW, ANP-BC, AAHIVS
CDUHR - Director, Pilot Projects and Mentoring Core
New York University - Associate Vice Provost of Mentoring and Outreach Programs
New York University - Director, Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health and Professor, Silver School of Social Work
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 diseases
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos is a professor and Associate Vice Provost of Mentoring and Outreach Programs at New York University (NYU). He is the director and founder of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health. Dr. Guilamo-Ramos also serves as the Pilot Projects and Mentoring Core Director at the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research at the NYU College of Global Public Health. 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, Community Coalitions for Youth and Family Wellbeing. Active
Principal Investigator, FRRM: A Father-Son Intervention to Reduce Teen Fatherhood and Long-term Inequality Among Black and Latino Male Youth. Active
Principal Investigator, Fathers Raising Responsible Men: Teen Pregnancy Prevention for Adolescent Males. 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, Families Talking Together: Preventing HIV/AIDS Among At-Risk Dominican and Haitian Youth. 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, Chacon G, Lopez OR, Scaccabarrozzi L, Rios E (2020).
The invisible US Hispanic/Latino HIV crisis: Addressing gaps in the national response
American Journal of Public Health, 110 (1), 27-31. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305309.

Guilamo-Ramos V, Benzekri A, Thimm-Kaiser M (2019).
Parent-based interventions to affect adolescent sexual and reproductive health: Reconsidering the best evidence vs all evidence
JAMA Pediatrics, 173 (9), 821-823. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.2312.

Brooks B, Park SH, Guilamo-Ramos V, Schneider JA, Harry-Hernandez S, Mgbako O, Dubin S, Duncan DT (2019).
Sex tourism and pre-exposure prophylaxis modality preferences among men who have sex with men
Journal of Sex Research, 56 (4-5), 632-640. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2018.1515343.

Guilamo-Ramos V, Thimm-Kaiser M, Benzekri A, Futterman D (2019).
Youth at risk of HIV: The overlooked US HIV prevention crisis
The Lancet HIV, 6 (5), e275-e278. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(19)30037-2.

Deren S, Cortes T, Dickson VV, Guilamo-Ramos V, Han BH, Karpiak S, Naegle M, Ompad DC, Wu B (2019).
Substance use among older people living with HIV: Challenges for health care providers
Frontiers in Public Health, 7, 94. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00094. PMCID: PMC6491638.


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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