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Dr. Lisa Ramirez wins Early Career Psychologist Award

Lisa Ramirez, PhD, ABPP, has been awarded this year’s Early Career Psychologist Award from the Cleveland Psychological Association.

The early career award is presented annually to a psychologist who has been in practice for less than 10 years. Criteria includes contributions to the community, to the field of psychology, to individual patients and, to systems served. Special consideration is given to those who have created programs, served underserved populations and/or contributed to the field of psychology in a unique way.

Dr. Ramirez is a Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at MetroHealth and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She has co-founded several innovative community and behavioral health initiatives, including interprofessional residency and fellowship curriculum that focuses on effective behavioral health integration in primary care clinics, and the Students Are Free to Express (SAFE) program, which encourages students to express themselves through visual art, music, dance and the written word.

Dr. Ramirez is a faculty member in MetroHealth’s integrated primary care programs in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and she provides care to youth in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District through MetroHealth’s School Health Program.