Dr. Ramos is a scholar and expert in adolescent sexual and reproductive health. His research focuses on the role of families in promoting adolescent health among Latinos and in other underserved communities, with a special focus on preventing HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and improving care outcomes for youth receiving HIV prevention and care services. For over 20 years, Ramos has been the principal investigator of numerous NIH, CDC, HRSA, and other federally funded research grants, and has implemented large-scale randomized controlled trials in community and clinic settings. He has published extensively in leading scientific journals, including: The Lancet Infectious Diseases, The Lancet HIV, Clinical Infectious Diseases, JAMA Pediatrics, Pediatrics, and the American Journal of Public Health. His research and scholarship have led to coverage in well-known media sources such as The New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post. Ramos serves on several multidisciplinary committees and advisory bodies that shape national policy and clinical practice, including the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, the HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents, and the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment.