Bernardo Ramirez, M.D., is the director of the executive health services administration program, and of global health initiatives, for the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Central Florida
He teaches classes on the U.S. health system, international health systems, issues and trends in health professions, quality improvement, epidemiology and strategic planning, for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. He is actively engaged in the promotion of minority health, diversity and cultural competency.
Dr. Ramirez is an experienced health services administrator in public and private organizations, and his experience includes clinical practice and administrative experience from the hospital departmental level to health systems reform, planning and policy. He has provided technical assistance, developed research and conducted training under the auspices of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Pan American Health Organization, the World Health Organization, the International Hospital Federation, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
He has previously served as the general director of health standards of the Ministry of Health of Mexico, as the president of the Mexican Hospital Association, and as the vice president and director of international programs. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. He is the author of numerous publications and training materials, and is a frequent presenter in many national and international forums. He has also served as a Rotarian,on the board of the Celebration Foundation and is currently on the board of Shares International Florida Hospital Foundation.
- global health care management
- quality and health care outcomes
- health management education/training