Outstanding Early Career Psychologist

2018 Outstanding Early Career Psychologist Award

Dr. Lisa Ramirez, Ph.D. ABPP

Dr. Lisa Ramirez is a board-certified clinical child and adolescent psychologist. She has expertise in integrated and school-based primary care, interprofessional education and training, and disparities and barriers facing urban youth in need of mental health services. Dr. Ramirez completed her graduate training at Case Western Reserve University, predoctoral residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and postdoctoral fellowship at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.  She has been as Assistant Professor at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine since 2013. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Training for Metro's Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Additionally, she heads the Behavioral and Community Health for Metro's School Health Program, which provides primary care services to Cleveland students on 13 CMSD campuses. Dr. Ramirez's practice includes hospital- and community-based mental health service delivery to ethnically diverse, urban populations in both English and Spanish. She is devoted to program development and training faculty, residents, and medical and graduate students on how to work effectively in teams to best meet the needs of our patients. Dr. Ramirez is often invited to speak about the adverse effects of toxic stress on child development, and opportunities to promote resilience, including to Cleveland City Council's Health and Human Services Committee; Cleveland's National Public Radio subsidiary, WCPN; and the Statewide Education Taskforce. She is actively involved in various local, regional and national organizations, committees, and advisory boards committed to ensuring that [MetroHealth] patients and families have access to high quality, innovative services and resources.