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 Associate Professor in Residence 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), and co-directs the Psychiatry Digital Health Core (http://psychdhc.ucsf.edu). Her research program focuses on using digital media to understand and address risky drug and alcohol use. Dr. Ramo has developed the 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, R21), 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 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), and regularly speaks 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. Ramo DE, Meacham MC, Kaur M, Corpuz ES, Prochaska JJ, Satre DD. Development of a social media-based intervention targeting tobacco use and heavy episodic drinking in young adults. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2019 Apr 01; 14(1):14.
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  2. Ramo DE, Meacham M, Thrul J, Belohlavek A, Sarkar U, Humfleet G. Exploring Identities and Preferences for Intervention Among LGBTQ+ Young Adult Smokers Through Online Focus Groups. J Adolesc Health. 2018 Nov 30.
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  3. Satre DD, Borsari B, Tompkins DA, Ramo D. Psychiatric Disorders and Comorbid Cannabis Use: When Should We Be Concerned and What Can We Do About It? J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 Sep 11; 79(6).
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  4. Vogel EA, Rubinstein ML, Prochaska JJ, Ramo DE. Associations between marijuana use and tobacco cessation outcomes in young adults. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2018 Nov; 94:69-73.
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  5. Lewis JD, Fane KE, Ingraham AM, Khan A, Mills AM, Pitt SC, Ramo D, Wu RI, Pollart SM. Expanding Opportunities for Professional Development: Utilization of Twitter by Early Career Women in Academic Medicine and Science. JMIR Med Educ. 2018 Jul 23; 4(2):e11140.
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  6. Bahorik AL, Sterling SA, Campbell CI, Weisner C, Ramo D, Satre DD. Medical and non-medical marijuana use in depression: Longitudinal associations with suicidal ideation, everyday functioning, and psychiatry service utilization. J Affect Disord. 2018 12 01; 241:8-14.
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  7. Satre DD, Bahorik A, Zaman T, Ramo D. Psychiatric Disorders and Comorbid Cannabis Use: How Common Is It and What Is the Clinical Impact? J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 26; 79(5).
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  8. Sarkar U, Le GM, Lyles CR, Ramo D, Linos E, Bibbins-Domingo K. Using Social Media to Target Cancer Prevention in Young Adults: Viewpoint. J Med Internet Res. 2018 Jun 05; 20(6):e203.
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  9. Ramo DE, Thrul J, Delucchi KL, Hall S, Ling PM, Belohlavek A, Prochaska JJ. A randomized controlled evaluation of the tobacco status project, a Facebook intervention for young adults. Addiction. 2018 May 24.
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  10. Curtis BL, Lookatch SJ, Ramo DE, McKay JR, Feinn RS, Kranzler HR. Meta-Analysis of the Association of Alcohol-Related Social Media Use with Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol-Related Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2018 Jun; 42(6):978-986.
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  11. Vogel EA, Ramo DE, Rubinstein ML. Prevalence and correlates of adolescents' e-cigarette use frequency and dependence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 07 01; 188:109-112.
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  12. Thrul J, Meacham MC, Ramo DE. A novel and remote biochemical verification method of smoking abstinence: Predictors of participant compliance. Tob Prev Cessat. 2018 May; 4.
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  13. Meacham MC, Paul MJ, Ramo DE. Understanding emerging forms of cannabis use through an online cannabis community: An analysis of relative post volume and subjective highness ratings. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 07 01; 188:364-369.
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  14. Torous J, Bauer A, Chan S, Boland R, Ramo D. Smart Steps for Psychiatric Education: Approaching Smartphone Apps for Learning and Care. Acad Psychiatry. 2018 Dec; 42(6):791-795.
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  15. Cherian R, Westbrook M, Ramo D, Sarkar U. Representations of Codeine Misuse on Instagram: Content Analysis. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2018 Mar 20; 4(1):e22.
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  16. Rubinstein ML, Delucchi K, Benowitz NL, Ramo DE. Adolescent Exposure to Toxic Volatile Organic Chemicals From E-Cigarettes. Pediatrics. 2018 Apr; 141(4).
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  17. Ramo DE, Kaur M, Corpuz ES, Satre DD, Delucchi K, Brown SA, Prochaska JJ. Using Facebook to address smoking and heavy drinking in young adults: Protocol for a randomized, controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 May; 68:52-60.
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  18. Meacham MC, Ramo DE, Kral AH, Riley ED. Associations between medical cannabis and other drug use among unstably housed women. Int J Drug Policy. 2018 02; 52:45-51.
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  19. Ramo DE, Bahorik AL, Delucchi KL, Campbell CI, Satre DD. Alcohol and Drug Use, Pain and Psychiatric Symptoms among Adults Seeking Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment: Latent Class Patterns and Relationship to Health Status. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2018 Jan-Mar; 50(1):43-53.
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  20. Thrul J, Belohlavek A, Hambrick D, Kaur M, Ramo DE. Conducting online focus groups on Facebook to inform health behavior change interventions: Two case studies and lessons learned. Internet Interv. 2017 Sep; 9:106-111.
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