University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Danielle E. Ramo, PhD

Danielle E. Ramo, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Tobacco Control

Research Summary

Dr. Danielle Ramo is Assistant Professor and licensed psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF. She directs the Research on Addictions and Digital Interventions lab (readi.ucsf.edu). Her research program focuses on using digital media to change risky drug and alcohol use. Dr. Ramo has developed the Facebook Tobacco Status Project social media intervention to help young adults quit smoking, and is leading three clinical trials testing the efficacy of social media-mediated treatment to reduce substance use in young adults. Additional studies are examining patterns and toxicology of electronic-cigarette use in adolescents and tobacco and marijuana co-use in a changing policy landscape. Her research has demonstrated the high prevalence of tobacco and marijuana co-use, associations between co-use and smoking, and differences in motivation and thoughts about abstinence for the two substances in co-users. Her funding includes awards from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (K23, R34), and the California Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program (fellowship, High Impact Project awards)

Dedicated to teaching and mentoring, Dr. Ramo serves as program faculty for the NIDA-funded Substance Abuse Treatment and Services Research Training Program and the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education Postdoctoral Fellowship in the UCSF School of Medicine. She also co-leads a Leadership Seminar for senior trainees in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and directs the smoking cessation curriculum for the UCSF Medical School.

Dr. Ramo serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Being Adept prevention intervention program (Beingadept.org), helping to design curriculum and speaking to teens, parents, and school administrators throughout the Bay Area about adolescent substance abuse.

Dr. Ramo obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University, doctoral training at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, and postdoctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF.

Education

Columbia University,    BA,    05/99,    Urban Studies, Econ.
Columbia University    Certificate,    12/01,    Psychology
San Diego State University,    MS,    05/05,    Clinical Psychology
UC San Diego/San Diego State Joint Program,    PhD,    06/08,    Clinical Psychology
University of California, San Francisco    Fellowship,    06/09,    Clinical Psychology
University of California, San Francisco    Fellowship,    06/12,    Substance Abuse
 


Professional Experience

  • 2001-2002
    Research Assistant, Columbia University/NY State Psychiatric Institute
  • 2002-2007
    Research Coordinator, UC San Diego
  • 2003-2005
    Teaching Assistant, UC San Diego
  • 2003-2005
    Co-advisor, Senior Honor’s Theses, Department of Psychology, UC San Deigo
  • 2005-2006
    Teaching Associate, San Diego State University
  • 2007-2009
    Psychology Fellow, Clinical Psychology Training Program, UC San Francisco
  • 2007-present
    Small Group Instructor, School of Medicine, UCSF
  • 2009-2012
    NIDA T32-funded Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF
  • 2010-present
    Co-Leader, Leadership Seminar for Senior Trainees, Dept. of Psychiatry, UC San Francisco
  • 2012-present
    Assistant Professor, Adjunct Academic Senate Series, UC San Francisco
  • 2012-present
    Program Faculty, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, UCSF
  • 2012-present
    Program Faculty, Treatment Research Center, UCSF

Honors & Awards


  • 1995-1999
    Dean's List, Columbia University, each year
  • 2003-2006
    University of California Travel Award, each year
  • 2003-2006
    San Diego State University Student Travel Award, each year
  • 2003-2005
    Research Society on Alcoholism Student Merit Award, each year
  • 2005
    American Psychological Society Convention Travel Assistance
  • 2006
    College on Problems of Drug Dependence Early Career Investigator Award
  • 2007
    NIDA Early Career Investigator Poster Session Travel Award to APA
  • 2009
    NIDA Addiction Health Services Research New Investigator Travel Award
  • 2011, 2012
    NIDA Director's Travel Award, College on Problems of Drug Dependence
  • 2012
    Research Society on Alcoholism Early Career Investigator Travel Award

Selected Publications

  1. Feng W, Ramo DE, Chan SR, Bourgeois JA. Internet gaming disorder: Trends in prevalence 1998-2016. Addict Behav. 2017 Dec; 75:17-24.
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  2. Costello CR, Ramo DE. Social Media and Substance Use: What Should We Be Recommending to Teens and Their Parents? J Adolesc Health. 2017 Jun; 60(6):629-630.
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  3. Noah R. Gubner, Johannes Thrul, Oona A. Kelly & Danielle E. Ramo. Young adults report increased pleasure from smoking cigarettes when drinking alcohol but not when using marijuana. Addiction Research & Theory. 2017.
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  4. McKelvey KL, Ramo DE, Delucchi K, Rubinstein ML. Polydrug use among urban adolescent cigarette smokers. Addict Behav. 2017 Mar; 66:145-150.
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  5. McKelvey K, Thrul J, Ramo D. Impact of quitting smoking and smoking cessation treatment on substance use outcomes: An updated and narrative review. Addict Behav. 2017 Feb; 65:161-170.
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  6. Thrul J, Ramo DE. Cessation Strategies Young Adult Smokers Use After Participating in a Facebook Intervention. Subst Use Misuse. 2017 Jan 28; 52(2):259-264.
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  7. Wang JB, Ramo DE, Lisha NE, Cataldo JK. Medical marijuana legalization and cigarette and marijuana co-use in adolescents and adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Sep 01; 166:32-8.
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  8. Gubner NR, Delucchi KL, Ramo DE. Associations between binge drinking frequency and tobacco use among young adults. Addict Behav. 2016 Sep; 60:191-6.
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  9. Ramo DE, Thrul J, Chavez K, Delucchi KL, Prochaska JJ. Feasibility and Quit Rates of the Tobacco Status Project: A Facebook Smoking Cessation Intervention for Young Adults. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Dec 31; 17(12):e291.
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  10. Thrul J, Klein AB, Ramo DE. Smoking Cessation Intervention on Facebook: Which Content Generates the Best Engagement? J Med Internet Res. 2015 Nov 11; 17(11):e244.
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  11. Ramo DE, Thrul J, Delucchi KL, Ling PM, Hall SM, Prochaska JJ. The Tobacco Status Project (TSP): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a Facebook smoking cessation intervention for young adults. BMC Public Health. 2015 Sep 15; 15:897.
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  12. Ramo DE, Popova L, Grana R, Zhao S, Chavez K. Cannabis Mobile Apps: A Content Analysis. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2015 Aug 12; 3(3):e81.
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  13. Babson KA, Ramo DE, Baldini L, Vandrey R, Bonn-Miller MO. Mobile App-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia: Feasibility and Initial Efficacy Among Veterans With Cannabis Use Disorders. JMIR Res Protoc. 2015 Jul 17; 4(3):e87.
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  14. Prochaska JJ, Fromont SC, Ramo DE, Young-Wolff KC, Delucchi K, Brown RA, Hall SM. Gender differences in a randomized controlled trial treating tobacco use among adolescents and young adults with mental health concerns. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Apr; 17(4):479-85.
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  15. Lisha NE, Delucchi KL, Ling PM, Ramo DE. Prevalence and Correlates of Social Smoking in Young Adults: Comparisons of Behavioral and Self-Identified Definitions. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Sep; 17(9):1076-84.
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  16. Ramo DE, Young-Wolff KC, Prochaska JJ. Prevalence and correlates of electronic-cigarette use in young adults: findings from three studies over five years. Addict Behav. 2015 Feb; 41:142-7.
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  17. Ramo DE, Rodriguez TM, Chavez K, Sommer MJ, Prochaska JJ. Facebook Recruitment of Young Adult Smokers for a Cessation Trial: Methods, Metrics, and Lessons Learned. Internet Interv. 2014 Apr; 1(2):58-64.
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  18. Ramo DE, Liu H, Prochaska JJ. A mixed-methods study of young adults' receptivity to using Facebook for smoking cessation: if you build it, will they come? Am J Health Promot. 2015 Mar-Apr; 29(4):e126-35.
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  19. Ramo DE, Delucchi KL, Liu H, Hall SM, Prochaska JJ. Young adults who smoke cigarettes and marijuana: analysis of thoughts and behaviors. Addict Behav. 2014 Jan; 39(1):77-84.
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  20. Finch KA, Ramo DE, Delucchi KL, Liu H, Prochaska JJ. Subjective social status and substance use severity in a young adult sample. Psychol Addict Behav. 2013 Sep; 27(3):901-8.
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