Dr. Amelie Ramirez, an internationally recognized cancer health disparities researcher, is director of Salud America! and the Institute for Health Promotion Research UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Ramirez has spent 30 years directing research on human and organizational communication to reduce chronic disease and cancer health disparities affecting Latinos, including cancer risk factors, clinical trial recruitment, tobacco prevention, obesity prevention and healthy lifestyles. She also trains and mentors Latinos in behavioral sciences, is on the board of directors for LIVESTRONG and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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