Dr. Diana E. Ramos is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist and co-chair of the National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative (PCHHC), a national public-private partnership of over 70 organizations working to advance preconception health and reproductive life planning. She is also adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at the Keck University of Southern California School of Medicine.
Among Dr. Ramos’ areas of expertise are health disparities preconception, interconception health, contraception, and quality improvement. In Los Angeles County she has led several initiatives to improve the health of women, including decreasing maternal morbidity and mortality by focusing on postpartum hemorrhage, cesarean section reduction, and maternal overweight/obesity.
Dr. Ramos has written and contributed to numerous articles in obstetrics and gynecology and public health literature and has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on a wide array of topics including preventive health and women’s health, with a particular emphasis on healthcare disparities, patient safety, social media/the internet, and quality care improvement.
In addition to her work with PCHHC, she serves as the co-chair for the March of Dimes National Hispanic Advisory group, on the board of the California Medical Association Foundation, treasurer for the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) District IX (California), vice-chair of the Latino Physicians of California, and is a Delegate to the American Medical Association for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Ramos is also a spokesperson in both Spanish and English for the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society and other organizations on topics that include birth outcomes, health disparities and women’s health.
Recent awards include the 2015 ACOG National Community Service Award, 2014 Innovations in Public Health Award and 2013 Beverlee Myers California Public Health Leadership Award.
Dr. Ramos received her BA in Communications, Arts & Science from the University of Southern California. She received her medical degree from the University of Southern California. She completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. She obtained her master’s degree in public health with an emphasis in management at the University of California, Los Angeles.