Blanca Ramos

Blanca Ramos

Associate Professor
School of Social Welfare
Department of Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies


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PhD (1997) University at Albany, State University of New York

MSW (1991) University at Albany, State University of New York

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Blanca Ramos' scholarly interests are centered on health disparities, cross-cultural social work, gerontology, and domestic violence with a focus on US Latinos. Dr. Ramos holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies and is Director of the Education Core of the Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities. She teaches courses on clinical social work, diversity, immigrants, Hispanic cultures in the U.S., and research in Latino communities. Her international work includes partnership building with higher education institutions and communities and with the national association of social workers in Peru. Dr. Ramos serves on a variety of local, regional, and national boards and commissions and has extensive experience as a practitioner and community organizer. Blanca Ramos is past First Vice President of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and has served in the National Board of the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research. She is a current member of the editorial board of Social Work and the NASW National Committee on Inquiry. She is originally from Piura, Peru.

Research Interests

Behavioral health, intimate partner violence, and caregiver stress with a focus on Latinas; immigrants and refugees; multiculturalism; psychometrics; international community-based participatory research