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Elda G. Ramirez


Dorothy T. Nicholson Distinguished Professor

Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Track Coordinator, Emergency/Trauma Care


Department of Graduate Studies

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

Clinical/Research Focus

My areas of expertise include Diversity, Equity Inclusion (DEI), emergency care, nurse practitioners.