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Natalia Ramos, MD, MPH


Natalia Ramos, MD, MPH is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Population Behavioral Health and a board-certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist. She oversees clinical care and training in LGBTQ-affirming and sensitive mental health practices for psychiatry and psychology trainees. She is also the faculty lead on LGBTQ topics for the UCLA-DMH Prevention Center of Excellence.

Dr. Ramos has extensive experience working with LGBTQ populations in clinical, advocacy, and population research settings. She holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Harvard School of Public Health, where she worked with a team of national researchers at the Fenway Institute’s Center for Population Research on LGBTQ health priorities for Healthy People 2020. Her research interests include traumatic stress in LGBTQ populations and scalable strength-based interventions for youth and families. Dr. Ramos received the 2017-2019 American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Junior Investigator Award and Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding to develop and pilot a manualized group intervention that teaches CBT-based skills targetting identity-related stressors in depressed LGBTQ youth.

Dr. Ramos also serves as Medical Director for the UCLA Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) Clinic and the Child Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service at UCLA Health – Santa Monica Medical Center and is Co-Chair of the AACAP Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Issues Committee (SOGIIC). She completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University and received her Medical Degree from USC’s Keck School of Medicine, before completing her residency and fellowship training at UCLA.