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Magaly Ramirez

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Assistant Professor, Health Systems and Population Health


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

office:   HRC 438

address:
University of Washington
3980 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195-1621

campus box:   351621

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
  • HSMGMT 501   (MHIHIM)
    Epidemiology/Critical Evidence Appraisal


Yuwen W, Duran M, Tan M, Ward TM, Cheng SC, Ramirez M. Self-Care Needs and Technology Preferences Among Parents in Marginalized Communities: Participatory Design Study. JMIR Pediatr Parent. 2021 Jun 22;4(2):e27542. doi: 10.2196/27542.  PMID: 34156343    PMCID: PMC8277348
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Gonzalez C, Ramirez M, Diaz A, Duran M, Areán P. Expanding Virtual Postpartum Mental Health Care for Latina Women: A Participatory Research and Policy Agenda. Womens Health Issues. 2020 Nov 26. pii: S1049-3867(20)30109-2. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2020.10.005. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 33250342
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Ramirez M, Duran MC, Pabiniak CJ, Hansen KE, Kelley A, Ralston JD, McCurry SM, Teri L, Penfold RB. Family Caregiver Needs and Preferences for Virtual Training to Manage Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Interview Study. JMIR Aging. 2021 Feb 10;4(1):e24965. doi: 10.2196/24965.  PMID: 33565984
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Towfighi A, Cheng EM, Ayala-Rivera M, Barry F, McCreath H, Ganz DA, Lee ML, Sanossian N, Mehta B, Dutta T, Razmara A, Bryg R, Song SS, Willis P, Wu S, Ramirez M, Richards A, Jackson N, Wacksman J, Mittman B, Tran J, Johnson RR, Ediss C, Sivers-Teixeira T, Shaby B, Montoya AL, Corrales M, Mojarro-Huang E, Castro M, Gomez P, Muñoz C, Garcia D, Moreno L, Fernandez M, Lopez E, Valdez S, Haber HR, Hill VA, Rao NM, Martinez B, Hudson L, Valle NP, Vickrey BG; Secondary Stroke Prevention by Uniting Community and Chronic Care Model Teams Early to End Disparities (SUCCEED) Investigators. Effect of a Coordinated Community and Chronic Care Model Team Intervention vs Usual Care on Systolic Blood Pressure in Patients With Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack: The SUCCEED Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Feb 1;4(2):e2036227. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.36227.  PMID: 33587132    PMCID: PMC7885035
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Baquero B, Gonzalez C, Ramirez M, Chavez Santos E, Ornelas IJ. Understanding and Addressing Latinx COVID-19 Disparities in Washington State. Health Educ Behav. 2020 Dec;47(6):845-849. doi: 10.1177/1090198120963099. Epub 2020 Oct 14.  PMID: 33148042
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2020
Chair, thesis committee for Eva Torres
Understanding neighborhood and individual level social isolation among diverse older Latinos

Virtual Training for Latino Caregivers to Manage Symptoms of Dementia
Brown University
PI:   RAMIREZ           Dates:    10/1/2021 - 9/30/2022

CATALyST: Consortium for Applied Training to Advance the Learning health system with Scholars/Trainees
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
PI:   RAMIREZ           Dates:    9/30/2021 - 3/31/2022

CATALyST: Consortium for Applied Training to Advance the Learning health system with Scholars/Trainees
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
PI:   RAMIREZ           Dates:    9/30/2020 - 9/29/2021

Cultural Adaptation of a Behavioral Intervention for Latino Caregivers
Alzheimer's Association
PI:   RAMIREZ           Dates:    2/16/2020 - 2/15/2023

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