May 03, 2013
Diana E. Ramos, M.D., MPH, has received the 2013 Beverlee A. Myers Award for Excellence in Public Health from the California Department of Public Health in April. The award was established in 1993 and is presented annually to a public health professional who has improved the health status of Californians.
The award was given to Dr. Ramos for her work creating the "Every Woman California" campaign, which encourages women of childbearing age to improve their physical, emotional and social well-being to ensure the health of current and future generations. Dr. Ramos is the medical director for reproductive health in the Los Angeles Public Health Department.
The ongoing campaign includes a resource website (www.everywomancalifornia.org), promotional cell phone texts and engaging women in health discussions via social media. “With a public health staff of two, one of which was me, I underwent a crash course in social media and web-based communication programs,” Dr. Ramos said.
She is an associate clinical professor in obstetrics and gynecology at the Keck University of Southern California School of Medicine. Her specialty is obstetrics and gynecology, which she practices at Anaheim/Baldwin Park Kaiser Permanente. She has served on the board of directors for the California Medical Association Foundation since 2008.
Dr. Ramos has received many awards and recognition for her work, including the 2011 Los Angeles County Innovations in Public Health Award for her work on preventing maternal mortality in Los Angeles County, and a 2011 REACH environmental health fellowship from the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Ramos received her bachelor’s degree from University of Southern California (USC); an MPH, emphasis in management from University of California, Los Angeles; Doctor of Medicine from the USC School of Medicine, and completed her internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Los Angeles County-USC Women’s and Children’s Hospital.