Yale University

S Raquel Ramos, FNP-BC, MBA, MSN, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Yale School of Nursing
  • Former Fellow, Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)


Dr. S. Raquel Ramos is an Assistant Professor of Nursing. She received her BSN, MBA in management, and MSN as a family nurse practitioner from Purdue University. She obtained her PhD from Columbia University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale University School of Nursing. Dr. Ramos is a Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University.

Dr. Ramos is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with over a decade of direct patient-care nursing experience. This includes medical and cardiac ICU, cardiac catheterization lab, intermediate cardiac care, long-term care, LGBT community health, and clinical research nursing. She is a certified HIV testing counselor.

Using technology utilization and user-centric approaches, Dr. Ramos’ research focuses on improving the decision-making abilities and subsequent health outcomes of young adult MSM persons living with HIV and young adult MSM at high-risk of obtaining HIV. As part of her dissertation, user-centric techniques facilitated the design of a user interface to help patients at a HIV clinic make more informed decisions about consenting to electronically share their health records. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Ramos was awarded a NIH administrative supplemental grant and traveled to Ghana to explore how literacy and numeracy influenced the decision-making abilities of Ghanaian caregivers of children living with HIV. Recently, she was awarded NIH pilot funding to design and test an intervention with young adult MSM at high-risk of HIV in Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford, Connecticut.