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Vincent Guilamo-Ramos

Dean of the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
307 Trent Drive, DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710
307 Trent Drive, DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710


Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, is Dean and Professor of the Duke University School of Nursing and Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs, Duke University. In addition, he is the founding director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at Duke University.

Prior to his appointment as Dean in July 2021, Dr. Guilamo-Ramos was a tenured professor at both New York University (NYU) and Columbia University. Most recently, he held faculty appointments in nursing, public health, and social work at NYU. While at NYU, Dr. Guilamo-Ramos also served as Pilot Projects and Mentoring Core director of a NIDA-funded P30 center and as Associate Vice Provost for Mentoring and Outreach Programs, a role in which he developed a university-wide mentoring infrastructure for the advancement of early career faculty, with particular emphasis on underrepresented faculty.

Dr. Guilamo-Ramos is a nurse practitioner dually licensed in primary care (ANP-BC) and psychiatric-mental health nursing (PMHNP-BC) and he is credentialed as an HIV Specialist (AAHIVS) by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Clinically, he specializes in the primary care of adolescents and adults at elevated risk of or experiencing negative sexual health outcomes, in particular HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

Widely regarded as an expert, scholar, and leader in adolescent and young adult sexual and reproductive health, Dr. Guilamo-Ramos’ research focuses on the role of families in promoting adolescent and young adult 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 more than 20 years, he has been the principal investigator of numerous National Institutes of Health, (NIH), Center for Disease Control (CDC), Health Resource Service Administration (HRSA), and other federally funded research grants, and has implemented several large-scale randomized controlled trials (RCTs) 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. Dr. Guilamo-Ramos’ research and scholarship has led to coverage in well-known media sources such as The New York TimesNPR, and The Washington Post.

Dr. Guilamo-Ramos currently serves as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), the HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents, the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment, and he recently completed service on the NASEM Committee on Prevention and Control of STIs in the U.S. He also serves as vice chair of the Board of Directors for the Latino Commission on AIDS, co-chair of the Ending the HIV Epidemic Working Group of the HIV Medicine Association, and as a board member of the Power to Decide. He was inducted as a Fellow into both the American Academy of Nursing and the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and he received the Hispanic Health Leadership Award from the National Hispanic Medical Association.  Dr. Guilamo-Ramos is a graduate of the 2016 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, an initiative that draws upon the U.S. presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. These presidential centers have partnered to bring together a select group of leaders who have the desire to advance their leadership strengths in order to help their communities and our country.

Dr. Guilamo-Ramos holds a Ph.D. from the University at Albany School of Social Welfare, State University of New York, a Master of Science in Nursing degree from the Duke University School of Nursing, and a post-master’s Advanced Certificate as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health. In addition, he holds a Master of Social Work degree from the NYU Silver School of Social Work, a master's degree in management from the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a Master of Public Health degree from NYU School of Global Public Health.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Dean of the School of Nursing · 2021 - Present School of Nursing
Bessie Baker Distinguished Professor of the School of Nursing · 2021 - Present School of Nursing
Professor in the School of Nursing · 2021 - Present School of Nursing
Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs, Duke University · 2021 - Present School of Nursing
Professor in Medicine · 2021 - Present Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Medicine
Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health · 2021 - Present Family Medicine and Community Health, Clinical Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University, School of Nursing · 2017 M.S.N.
New York University · 2012 M.P.H.
State University of New York, Albany · 2000 Ph.D.
New York University · 1999 M.S.
New York University · 1995 M.S.W.