Marizen Ramirez
Office Address:
1210 Mayo
Mailing Address:

420 Delaware St. SE
MMC 807
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Marizen Ramirez, PhD, MPH

Associate Dean for Research, School of Public Health


Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences
Director, Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety
Principal Investigator, Link for Equity


PhD, Epidemiology, University of California-Los Angeles
MPH, Epidemiology, University of California-Los Angeles
BA, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California-Berkeley


Injuries and violence are the leading causes of death for people aged 1-44. To address this pressing issue, I study some of the most prevalent injury and violence problems of today to identify effective and evidence-based solutions to prevent trauma and its adverse impacts in the home, workplace and community. My work has a special focus on society’s most vulnerable populations at risk for violence (especially bullying) and injuries: children; people with disabilities; occupational injuries (especially agricultural workers); Black, Indigenous, people of color, and other stigmatized communities; and rural populations.


Injury and violence prevention and control; occupational injuries; epidemiology; pediatric injuries; adverse child experiences; disaster preparedness; traffic-related injuries; agricultural injuries; intervention development, implementation and evaluation; policy evaluation; mixed methods.

Awards and Recognition

  • Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health, 2010-2016
  • Scientific Abstract of the Year, American Public Health Association Law Section, 2014
  • Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society, 1998

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