Gilbert Ramirez, DrPH, MPH

Gilbert Ramirez, DrPH, MPH


Health Policy & Management
212 Adriance Lab Road
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX   77843-1266

Phone: 979-436-9419

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Certification and Education

  • CPH, National Board of Public Health Examiners, 2011
  • DrPH, Health Services, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1986
  • MPH, Environmental Health Management, University of Hawaii, 1982
  • MA, Health Care Management, Webster University, 1978
  • BS, Environmental Health, East Tennessee State University, 1975

Research Interests

  • Systematic Review Methodology                               
  • Cumulative Meta-Analysis
  • Decision Making Sciences
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Leadership Studies

Recent Publications

  • Brown SA, Becker BJ, Garcia AA, Brown A, Ramirez G. Model-driven meta-analysis for informing health care: A diabetes meta-analysis as an exemplar. West J Nurs Res, published online 19 August 2014.,
  • Chiquette E, Toth P, Ramirez G, Cobble M, Chilton R. Treatment with exenatide once weekly or twice daily for 30 weeks is associated with changes in several cardiovascular risk markers. Vascular Health and Risk Management 2012:8 621-629.
  • Gutierrez J, Ramirez G, Rundek T, Sacco RL. Statin therapy in the prevention of recurrent cardiovascular events: a sex-based meta-analysis. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Jun 25; 172(12): 909-19.
  • Mendy A, Gasana J, Vieira ER, Forno E, Patel J, Kadam P and Ramirez G. Endotoxin Exposure and Childhood Wheeze and Asthma: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies. Journal of Asthma, 48: 685-693, 2011.
  • Ramirez, G. Improving the health of populations - evidence for policy and practice action. Journal of Evidence-based Medicine. November 2009.
  • Anderson LM, Quinn TA, Glanz K, Ramírez G, Kahwati LC, Johnson DB, Ramsey Buchanan L, Archer WR, Chattopadhyay S, Kalra GP, Katz DL. The effectiveness of worksite nutrition and physical activity interventions for controlling employee overweight and obesity: a systematic review. AJPM Vol 37 (4), pg 340-357, Oct 2009.
  • Mullen PD, Ramírez G. The promise and pitfalls of systematic reviews. Annu Rev Public Health 2006, 27:81-102, 2006.
  • Ezzo J, Vickers A, Richardson MA, Allen C, Dibble SL, Issell B, Lao L, Pearl M, Ramirez G, Roscoe JA,Shen J, Shivna, J, Streitberger K, Treish I, Zhang G. Acupuncture-point stimulation for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. J Clin Oncology, Vol 23, No. 28 (Oct 1), 2006: pg 7188-1798.
  • Chiquette E, Ramírez G, DeFronzo R. A meta-analysis comparing the effect of thiazolidenodines on cardiovascular risk factors. Archives Int Med, Vol 164, 2004, 2097-2104.