Dr. Gilbert Ramirez has more than thirty years’ experience contributing to health policy and management at both the national and international levels. He was a member of the CDC Community Guide Taskforce and the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations. He has an active research portfolio as an applied meta-analyst across a range of topics relevant to health policy which include older adults and falling, policies regarding raw milk consumption and milk-acquired brucellosis, and several CDC Community Guide policy concerns such as recreational sedentary time, cholesterol medication costs, alcohol beverage taxes for reducing excessive consumption, and worksite nutrition and physical activity interventions for controlling employees’ overweight and obesity.
His current research focuses on the relationships between religion, politics, and health. He has extensive practice experience in public health as a career soldier in the U.S. Army and in the civilian sector serving on the Board of Health in Monongalia County, West Virginia, and as an officer of the Southern California Public Health Association. Dr. Ramirez has held previous academic appointments in Health Policy and Management at Texas A&M University, West Virginia University, and Florida International University. Most recently at Texas A&M he was founding director of the Department of Public Health Studies and its new undergraduate public health program.
Public Health Program - Relationships between religion, politics, and health.