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Magaly Ramirez

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Assistant Professor, Health Services


Education

MS   University of California (Los Angeles), 2018   (Health Policy and Management)
PhD   University of Southern California, 2016   (Industrial & Systems Engineering)
MS   University of Michigan, 2010   (Industrial and Operations Engineering)
BS   University of Washington, 2009   (Industrial & Systems Engineering)

Contact Info

email:   maggiera@uw.edu
Seattle, WA

campus box:   359455

About

Magaly (Maggie) Ramirez completed her PhD training in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California and trained in Health Services Research through a postdoctoral fellowship and an MS at the University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the role of information technology (IT) in efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. In particular, Dr. Ramirez studies how to design health IT to facilitate the delivery of care for chronic physical and mental health conditions and to promote self-management among populations with higher health risks due to race or ethnic minority background. At the UW, her affiliation with the Latino Center for Health will enable her to conduct collaborative research to discover solutions that improve the health of Latinos burdened by disparities in health status and health care delivery. Dr. Ramirez's long-term goal is to apply her interdisciplinary training to develop effective and sustainable ways of using technology to improve the health of disadvantaged racial and ethnic minority groups.


Information technology design to facilitate the delivery of care for chronic physical and mental health conditions, and promote self-management among populations with higher health risks due to race or ethnic minority background


Rhoades H, Wenzel S, Winetrobe H, Ramirez M, Wu S, Carranza A, Dent D, Caraballo Jones M. A text messaging-based intervention to increase physical activity among persons living in permanent supportive housing: Feasibility and acceptability findings from a pilot study. Digit Health. 2019 Feb 27;5:2055207619832438. doi: 10.1177/2055207619832438. eCollection 2019 Jan-Dec.  PMID: 30834135    PMCID: PMC6393821
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Ramirez M, Maranon R, Fu J, Chon JS, Chen K, Mangione CM, Moreno G, Bell DS. Primary care provider adherence to an alert for intensification of diabetes blood pressure medications before and after the addition of a "chart closure" hard stop. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Jul 27. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocy073. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30060013    PMCID: PMC6118864
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Wu S, Ell K, Jin H, Vidyanti I, Chou CP, Lee PJ, Gross-Schulman S, Sklaroff LM, Belson D, Nezu AM, Hay J, Wang CJ, Scheib G, Di Capua P, Hawkins C, Liu P, Ramirez M, Wu BW, Richman M, Myers C, Agustines D, Dasher R, Kopelowicz A, Allevato J, Roybal M, Ipp E, Haider U, Graham S, Mahabadi V, Guterman J. Comparative Effectiveness of a Technology-Facilitated Depression Care Management Model in Safety-Net Primary Care Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: 6-Month Outcomes of a Large Clinical Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2018 Apr 23;20(4):e147. doi: 10.2196/jmir.7692.  PMID: 29685872    PMCID: PMC5938593
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Ramirez M, Wu S. Phone Messaging to Prompt Physical Activity and Social Support Among Low-Income Latino Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Pilot Study. JMIR Diabetes. 2017 Jun 6;2(1):e8. doi: 10.2196/diabetes.7063.  PMID: 30291094
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Ramirez, M., & Wu, S. (June 06, 2017). Phone Messaging to Prompt Physical Activity and Social Support Among Low-Income Latino Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Pilot Study. Jmir Diabetes, 2, 1.)
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CATALyST: Consortium for Applied Training to Advance the Learning health system with Scholars/Trainees
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
PI:   RAMIREZ           Dates:    9/30/2019 - 9/29/2020

CATALyST: Consortium for Applied Training to Advance the Learning health system with Scholars/Trainees
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
PI:   RAMIREZ           Dates:    1/1/2019 - 12/31/2022