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Natalia Ramos, MD, MPH

Medical Director, EMPWR Program

Dr. Ramos is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine and a board-certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist. She oversees clinical care and training in LGBTQ-affirming and sensitive mental health practices for psychiatry and psychology trainees. Dr. Ramos also serves as Medical Director for the Child Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

Dr. Ramos has extensive experience working with LGBTQ populations in clinical, advocacy, and population research settings. In addition to her clinical work at UCLA, Dr. Ramos is actively involved in teaching and scholarly work both locally and nationally. Her research interests include LGBTQ heath disparities and resilience-focused interventions. Dr. Ramos has received funding from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Junior Investigator Award as well as a Rapid Research Advances for Progress in Disparities (RRAPID) Mental Health. She serves as Co-Chair for the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry's committee on gender and sexuality and also serves on the board of APLA Health.

Dr. Ramos holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Harvard School of Public Health, where she worked with a team of national researchers at the Fenway Institute's Center for Population Research. She completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University and received her Medical Degree from USC's Keck School of Medicine, before completing her residency and fellowship training at UCLA.