Natalia Ramos, MD, MPH
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, family support, mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and 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
Areas of Focus
- LGBTQIA-affirming mental health care
- Family and community-based psychoeducation and resilience-focused interventions
- Depression and substance use in the setting of trauma
In the News
- Stepping Back from the Edge
- EMPWR-ing LGBTQ Youth (UCLA Health Connect Patient Blog)
- Guiding teens through questions about gender identity (UCLA Health Connect Patient Blog)
- Can Rigid Gender Stereotyping Increase a Child's Risk of Depression? (US News)
- How to Reduce the Mental Health Risk for Gender-Nonconforming Kids (US News)
- Transgender Teens Need Support to Avoid Adverse Mental Health Outcomes (newswise.com)
- On the Road to Health Care Equality (U Magazine)
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- Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars, 2023
- 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