Natalia Ramos, MD, MPH

Natalia Ramos, MD, MPH

Primary Location
Behavioral Health Private Practice Semel
760 Westwood Plaza
Suite A8-216
Los Angeles, California 90024


Dr. Ramos is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Population Behavioral Health and a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. She completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University and received her Medical Degree from the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She also holds a Master's Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Ramos serves as Medical Director of the UCLA Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) Clinic, the Child Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center , and the EMPWR Program for LGBTQ mental health. She also directs LGBTQ services for the Department of Psychiatry. Her clinical and research interests include traumatic stress, mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and LGBTQ-affirming care. 

Dr. Ramos is also part of the DMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence, which delivers programming and training to county agencies and promotes wellbeing across Los Angeles communities. She is active in the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, where she co-chairs the committee on gender and sexuality, and serves on the board of APLA Health.


Medical Board Certifications

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2017
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2016


UCLA School of Medicine, 2017


UCLA School of Medicine, 2015


UCLA School of Medicine, 2013


Keck School of Medicine of USC, MD, 2012
Harvard University School of Public Health, MPH, 2012

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


Caring for LGBTQ Youth: Tips for Parents & Caregivers



  • LGBTQIA-affirming mental health care
  • Family and community-based psychoeducation and resilience-focused interventions
  • Depression and substance use in the setting of trauma


  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • NIDA/AACAP Physician Scientist Program in Substance Use K12 Award, 2021
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Junior Investigator Research Award
  • Rapid Research Advances for Progress in Disparities (RRAPID) Mental Health Award