Athena Ramos, MS, MBA, CPM

program coordinator

Center for Reducing Health Disparities
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Professional Summary

  • 2007-Present, Program Coordinator, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Heath, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Omaha, NE
  • 2005-2007, Health Educator, The Cardiac Center of Creighton University, Research Department, Omaha, NE
  • 2001-2005, Tobacco Control Outreach Specialist, Latino Center of the Midlands, Omaha, NE
  • 2002, Housing Program Intern, Family Housing Advisory Services, Omaha, NE 
  • 2000, Nebraska Coordinator, Latino Vote 2000, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, Chicago, IL
  • 1999, Volunteer Resource Center Intern, United Way of the Midlands, Omaha, NE

Education

  • 2009, Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 2008, Certified Public Manager (CPM), University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 2004, Master’s in Urban Studies (MS), University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 2004, Certificate in Working with Youth, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 2002, Bachelor’s in Public Administration (BS), University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 1999, Certificate in Fundraising Management, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Research Interests

  • Tobacco control and prevention
  • Racial and ethnic health disparities
  • Healthy public spaces, recreation areas, and parks
  • Latino and LGBT health initiatives
  • Intercultural communication and cultural competency
  • Occupational safety, health, and wellness among migrant farmworkers and immigrants
  • Community development
  • Coalition-building
  • Policy advocacy

Selected Publications

  • Su, D., Huang, T., Anthony, R., Ramos, A., Toure, D., Wang, H. (2013). Parental Perception of Child Body Weight and Health among Mexican-American Children with Acanthosis Nigricans. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
  • Ramos, A., Rajaram, S., Gouveia, L., Duko, Y., Toure, D., Zhang, A., & Manske, S. Health Profile of Nebraska’s’ Latino Population. (2013). A collaborative effort of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Office of Latino and Latin American Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity at the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services.
  • Ramos, A. and Jackson, S.  (2006). The Latino Health Report Card.  Community Report, The Cardiac Center of Creighton University,Omaha, NE.
  • Rajaram, S., Grimm, B., Giroux, J., Peck, M., and Ramos, A. Partnering with American Indian communities in health using methods of strategic collaboration. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. In press.

Professional Affiliations

  • Public Health Association of Nebraska
  • National Recreation and Park Association
  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health
  • Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition (MOTAC)
  • Board Member, Justice for Our Neighbors Nebraska
  • Board Member, Fontenelle Nature Association

Contact Athena Ramos
Athena Ramos

984340 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4340
Phone: (402) 559-2095
Fax: (402) 559-6493
Email: aramos@unmc.edu

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