Vincent Guilamo-Ramos
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, RN, LCSW, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, AAHIVS, FAAN
Duke University School of Nursing - Dean and Professor
Duke University - Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs
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 Dean and Professor of the Duke University School of Nursing and Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs, Duke University. In addition, he is the founding director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at Duke University. 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, Families Talking Together: A Family-Based Approach to Promote Sexual Delay and Strengthen the Evidence-Base for Sexual Risk Avoidance Education. 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: 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


Huebner DM, Barnett AP, Baucom BRW, Guilamo-Ramos V (2023).
Effects of a parent-focused HIV prevention intervention for young men who have sex with men: A pilot randomized clinical trial
AIDS and Behavior, 27 (5), 1502-1513. doi: 10.1007/s10461-022-03885-1.

Thimm-Kaiser M, Benzekri A, Guilamo-Ramos V (2023).
Conceptualizing the mechanisms of social determinants of health: A heuristic framework to inform future directions for mitigation
Milbank Quarterly [Epub 2023 Apr 16]. doi: 10.1111/1468-0009.12642.

Guilamo-Ramos V, Benzekri A, Thimm-Kaiser M (2023).
Evaluating the efficacy of an online, family-based intervention to promote adolescent sexual health: A study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Trials, 24 (1), 181. doi: 10.1186/s13063-023-07205-3. PMCID: PMC10008101.

Bowen FR, Epps F, Lowe J, Guilamo-Ramos V (2022).
Restoring trust in research among historically underrepresented communities: A call to action for antiracism research in nursing
Nursing Outlook, 770 (5), 700-709. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2022.06.006.

Rietmeijer CA, Kissinger PJ, Guilamo-Ramos V, Gaydos CA, Hook EW, Mead A, Yang S, Geller A, Vermund SH (2022).
Report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Sexually Transmitted Infections: Adopting a sexual health paradigm. A synopsis for STI practitioners, clinicians, and researchers
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 49 (2), 169-175. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001552.


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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