S Raquel Ramos
S. Raquel Ramos, PhD, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing - Assistant Professor
Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) - Visiting Scholar
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University
PhD, Nursing - Informatics Specialization, Columbia University
MS, Family Nurse Practitioner, Purdue University
MBA, Management, Purdue University
BS, Nursing, Purdue University
Research Interests
Persons living with HIV/AIDS, Emerging adult MSM, Informatics strategies, User-centric design, Informed decision-making, Technology utilization
S. Raquel Ramos is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with over a decade of direct patient-care nursing experience.  This includes medical and cardiac ICU, cardiac catheterization lab, intermediate cardiac care, long-term care, LGBT community health, and clinical research nursing. She is a certified HIV testing counselor.

As an Assistant Professor of Nursing at NYU, Dr. Ramos’ program of research focuses on technology utilization to facilitate informed decision making for PLWH and those at risk of HIV.  As part of her dissertation, user-centric techniques facilitated the design of a user interface to help patients at a HIV clinic make more informed decisions about consenting to electronically share their health records.  As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Ramos was awarded a NIH administrative supplemental grant and traveled to Ghana to explore how literacy and numeracy influenced the decision-making abilities of Ghanaian caregivers of children living with HIV. Recently, she was awarded NIH pilot funding through the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University to design and test an intervention with young adult MSM interested in HIV self-testing.
Principal Investigator, LEveraging A viRtual eNvironment (LEARN) to Enhance Prevention of HIV-related Comorbidities in At-risk Minority MSM. Active
Principal Investigator, Examination of Autonomy Support on PrEP Use in Black MSM: A Quantitative Analysis. Completed
Principal Investigator, HOTIE Study: HIV Oral Testing Infographic Experiment. Completed


Ramos SR, O'Hare OM, Hernandez Colon A, Jacobs SK, Campbell B, Kershaw T, Vorderstrasse A, Reynolds HR (2021).
Purely behavioral: A scoping review of nonpharmacological behavioral and lifestyle interventions to prevent cardiovascular disease in persons living with HIV
Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 32 (5), 536-547. doi: 10.1097/jnc.0000000000000230. PMCID: PMC8289919.

Ramos SR, Lardier DT, Opara I, Turpin RE, Boyd DT, Gutierrez JI, Williams CN, Nelson LE, Kershaw T (2021).
Intersectional effects of sexual orientation concealment, internalized homophobia, and gender expression on sexual identity and HIV risk among sexual minority men of color: A path analysis
Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 32 (4), 495-511. doi: 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000274. PMCID: PMC8221709.

Diallo AF, Alabi O, Groves A, Johnson AE, Okoro F, Ramos SR, Nelson RK, Boutjdir M (2021).
Training underrepresented early-career faculty in cardiovascular health research during COVID-19: Structural inequities and health disparity
Ethnicity and Disease, 31 (3), 411-416. doi: 10.18865/ed.31.3.411. PMCID: PMC8288477.

Boyd DT, Ramos SR, Quinn CR, Jones KV, Wilton L, Nelson LE (2021).
Family support and sociocultural factors on depression among Black and Latinx sexual minority men
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (13), 6759. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18136759. PMCID: PMC8268525.

Ramos SR, Nelson LE, Jones SG, Ni Z, Turpin RE, Portillo CJ (2021).
A state of the science on HIV prevention over 40 years among Black and Hispanic/Latinx communities
Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 62 (3), 253-263. doi: 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000266. PMCID: PMC8223201.

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