Dr. Guilamo-Ramos is a professor and Associate Vice Provost for Mentoring and Outreach Programs at New York University and nurse practitioner at the Adolescent Aids Program at Montefiore Medical Center primarily focused on the promotion of youth sexual and reproductive health. His research on parenting processes and adolescent decision-making has reduced health disparities using family-based interventions — a novel, underutilized approach to curtail adolescent sexual risk behavior. Additional research interests include novel models of HIV prevention, treatment and service delivery, substance use prevention, and reduction of health disparities in Latinx and other underserved communities.
Dr. Guilamo-Ramos is the founder and director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, a research center that develops, evaluates, and disseminates family-based interventions designed to support adolescent health in resource-limited settings. He is also the Director of the Pilot and Mentoring Core at the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, a NIDA-funded P30 center where he promotes pilot testing of innovative research ideas and coordinates mentoring activities for early-career investigators in health research at New York University.
Dr. Guilamo-Ramos has published in leading scientific journals. His work has been featured in well-known media sources such as The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, and The Washington Post. He has served as principal investigator of numerous NIH, CDC, and other federally funded research grants and earned recognition for his work to improve the health of Latinx and other underserved populations. He currently serves as a member of the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.