S Raquel Ramos
S. Raquel Ramos, PhD, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC
Yale School of Nursing - Associate Professor
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.

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, Johnson C, Melkus G, Kershaw T, Gwadz M, Reynolds H, Vorderstrasse A (2022).
Cardiovascular disease prevention education using a virtual environment in sexual-minority men of color with HIV: Protocol for a sequential, mixed method, waitlist randomized controlled trial
JMIR Research Protocols, 11 (5), e38348. doi: 10.2196/38348. PMCID: PMC9157319.

Demeke J, Ramos SR, McFadden SM, Dada D, Nguemo Djiometio J, Vlahov D, Wilton L, Wang M, Nelson LE (2022).
Strategies that promote equity in COVID-19 vaccine uptake for Latinx communities: A review
Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities [Epub 2022 May 6]. doi: 10.1007/s40615-022-01320-8. PMCID: PMC9075141.

Ramos SR, Beauchamp G, Wheeler DP, Wilton L, Whitfield DL, Boyd DT, Hightow-Weidman L, Fields SD, Nelson LE (2022).
Optimizing PrEP continuance: A secondary analysis examining perceived autonomy support and care coordination quality among Black MSM in HPTN 073
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (8), 4489. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19084489. PMCID: PMC9026517.

Boyd DT, Abubakari GM, Turner D, Ramos SR, Hill MJ, Nelson LE (2022).
The influence of family bonding, support, engagement in healthcare, on PrEP stigma among young Black and Latino men who have sex with men: A path analysis
Children, 9 (3), 330. doi: 10.3390/children9030330. PMCID: PMC8947403.

Abubakari GM, Smith MDR, Boyd DT, Ramos SR, Johnson C, Threats M, Allen JL, Quinn CR (2022).
Assessing different types of HIV communication and sociocultural factors on perceived HIV stigma and testing among a national sample of youth and young adults
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (2), 1003. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19021003. PMCID: PMC8776079.

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