Yale University

Raquel Ramos, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Self & Family Management, Yale School of Nursing
  • Fellow, Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)


S. Raquel Ramos, PhD, MSN, MBA, FNP-BC, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Self and Family Management at the Yale School of Nursing. She earned her research doctorate from Columbia University and an MBA and Masters in Nursing from Purdue University Calumet. Dr. Ramos has over 12 years of direct clinical experience as a registered nurse in various settings, such as long term care, the intensive care unit, the cardiac catheterization lab, clinical studies research/LGBTQ community health and professional development as a clinical nurse educator. As a board certified family nurse practitioner, her expertise is in managing chronic disease with the adult and geriatric populations. Her clinical training and research experiences were directly related to her passion for serving vulnerable, under-represented populations living with HIV. She is specifically interested in participant-centric approaches that use technology as a bridge to convey complex information so that it is both useful and actionable. The purpose of her two-phase dissertation was to explore, design, and then test a user-centric interface with HIV clinic patients to facilitate their being fully informed about the key components of consenting to electronically share their personal health information. Findings suggested that although participants had college-level experience, most were unable to successfully comprehend the key components of electronic sharing. Dr. Ramos' current research focuses on technology meeting the numeracy and literacy demands of persons living with HIV so they can make more informed health decisions. Her REIDS mentors are Drs. Barbara Guthrie and Trace Kershaw.