Amelie Ramirez named to San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame

Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, MPH


Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, MPH, leader of Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio, is among 15 new inductees to the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame.

The San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame has annually inducted women from Bexar and surrounding counties who have shaped the future of San Antonio and paved the way for women in Texas business, service, education, and more.

Ramirez, an internationally recognized health disparities researcher at UT Health San Antonio, was inducted at an event in San Antonio on March 4.

Ramirez is professor and chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences and director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio. She also is associate director of cancer outreach and engagement at the Mays Cancer Center.

For more than 30 years, Ramirez gained experience developing research and communication models to improve Latino health locally and nationally.

She currently directs the Salud America! national multimedia program to empower its vast network of over 500,000 community and school leaders to drive healthy policy and system changes to promote health equity and support for Latino families.

“I am humbled to join the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame. I wholeheartedly support its mission to help local women pursue a college education, seek ongoing individual development, and spark action to improve life for the people in our community,” Ramirez said.

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