Elda Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAAEN, FAANP, FAAN, is the Dorothy T. Nicholson Distinguished Professor in the Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston. She also serves as the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Cizik. In 2019, Dr. Ramirez completed the eCornell certificate program in Diversity and Inclusion and in 2022 completed the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Diversity leadership Institute. She is currently managing a grant awarded through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to educate family nurse practitioners in the specialty of emergency care. The focus of this grant is to prepare nurse practitioners in the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to practice in rural and underserved areas of Texas. Dr. Ramirez has been a pioneer for nurse practitioners across the country. She has devoted her time to establishing competency and quality for the profession as an author and is recognized nationally as a speaker on the areas of implicit bias, emotional intelligence and a multitude of clinical topics. Dr. Ramirez has received over $5,000,000.00 in similar grants over a decade and graduates from this program are practicing across the nation offering high quality care to underserved communities.
Texas Woman’s University, Houston, TX
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
MSN – Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
Cizik School of Nursing, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
My areas of expertise include Diversity, Equity Inclusion (DEI), emergency care, nurse practitioners.
- Overcoming Barriers of Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives in Nursing Schools
- Guest Editorial: Exposing Research Misconduct and Data Misrepresentation Targeting Nurse Practitioners in Emergency Care
- Exposing research misconduct and data misrepresentation targeting nurse practitioners in emergency care
- The Need for Forensic Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in Medicolegal Death Investigation
- Development and Preliminary Psychometric Testing of the Drake Atrial Electrogram Assessment Survey: DAEGAS