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2017 Scholars

Uriyoán Colón-Ramos, ScD MPA

Uriyoan Colon Ramos

 

Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the George Washington University

Dr. Uriyoán Colón-Ramos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the George Washington University.   She is a public health nutrition investigator with expertise working in Latin America and the Caribbean, and with minority populations in the United States.   Her work has contributed to the knowledge of existing dietary disparities among Hispanic subgroups by country of origin, the process of translation of science into nutrition policy in Latin America, and the social and environmental determinants of dietary behaviors among vulnerable populations in the US, Latin America and the Caribbean.  She studies the neighborhood, home, and sociocultural determinants of diet, seeking to identify how to engage family and community partners in actions to improve access to foods and nutrition care when there are other competing priorities to their wellbeing.   Dr. Colón-Ramos holds a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master’s in Public Administration, both from Cornell University, and doctorate in public health nutrition from the Harvard School of Public Health.