Isabel Ramos

Isabel Ramos, Chicano/Latino studies assistant professor, earned her bachelor’s in psychology at UC Riverside and her Ph.D. in health psychology at UCLA.

For the past year, she’s been at UCI as a Chancellor’s Advance Postdoctoral Fellow furthering her research on biological, psychological and cultural factors that influence women’s reproductive health, particularly among Latinas living in the U.S. Her work is grounded in understanding how cultural factors influence prenatal emotional health, and the biological pathways linking emotional health to birth outcomes.

Her work – supported by the National Institutes of Mental Health – has been published in Early Human Development, the Journal of Women’s Health, and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, among others.




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