Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Dr. Danielle Ramo is Assistant Professor and licensed psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. She directs the Research on Addictions and Digital Interventions ("Readi") lab (readi.ucsf.edu). Her research program focuses on using digital media to change health risk behaviors including tobacco, alcohol, and other drug involvement. Funded with a K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Dr. Ramo has developed the Tobacco Status Project social media intervention to help young adults quit smoking, and is testing its efficacy in a randomized clinical trial with 500 young adults followed for 12 months. Additional studies are examining patterns and toxicology of electronic-cigarette use in adolescents and tobacco and marijuana co-use in young adults funded by the California Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program. 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. Dr. Ramo also 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. Dedicated to teaching and mentoring, Dr. Ramo co-leads a Leadership Seminar for senior trainees in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Ramo has an interest in prevention of substance use disorders in young people. To this end she serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Being Adept prevention intervention program (Beingadept.org), helping to design curriculum and speaking to parents and school administrators about prevention of substance abuse throughout Marin, Sonoma, and San Francisco counties.
Dr. Ramo obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Economics at Columbia University, and a Master's Degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.
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