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2022 NINR Director's Lecture Series: Social Determinants of Health

July 12, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am (ET)

Virtual Event

On July 12, 2022, NINR held the first NINR Director’s Lecture of 2022. Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Dean of the School of Nursing at Duke University, and Dr. Brian Castrucci, President and CEO of de Beaumont Foundation, presented research priorities and the practice and policy implications of nursing research through the social determinants of health lens. 

The video recording is available to view below.

NINR Director's Lecture Series

Featured Speakers

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, is Dean and Distinguished Professor of the Duke University School of Nursing and Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs, Duke University. He is also the founding director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at Duke University. Dr. Guilamo-Ramos is a nurse practitioner dually licensed in primary care (ANP-BC) and psychiatric-mental health nursing (PMHNP-BC).

Widely regarded as an expert, scholar and leader in adolescent and young adult sexual and reproductive health promotion and the social determinants of health (SDOH), Dr. Guilamo-Ramos’ research has been funded externally for two decades by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and various other federal agencies. His research focuses on the role of families in promoting adolescent and young adult health among Latinos and in other underserved communities, with a special focus on mitigating the mechanisms through which SDOH shape health outcomes and inequities. Most recently, Dr. Guilamo-Ramos has applied SDOH mitigation principles to the design of a nurse-led and family-based approach to increase COVID-19 testing, vaccine uptake, and overall household capacity for COVID-19 mitigation in medically and socioeconomically underserved communities, an application currently being evaluated as part of the National Institutes of Health’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics in Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative.

Dr. Guilamo-Ramos currently serves as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), the HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents, and the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment. He also serves as chair of the Power to Decide Board of Directors, as vice chair of the Latino Commission on AIDS Board of Directors, and on the Board of the HIV Medicine Association.


Brian Castrucci

Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, MA, is the president and chief executive officer of the de Beaumont Foundation. He has built the Foundation into a leading voice in health philanthropy and public health practice.

An award-winning epidemiologist with 10 years of experience working in the health departments of Philadelphia, Texas, and Georgia, Brian brings a unique perspective to the philanthropic sector that allows him to shape and implement visionary and practical initiatives and partnerships and bring together research and practice to improve public health.


The NINR Director’s Lecture Series brings together top experts from across the nation to share their insights for advancing nursing science with a transdisciplinary audience at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the broader biomedical research community. For the 2022-2023 NINR Director’s Lecture Series, each lecture will focus on a different NINR strategic plan research lens.

This Zoom event will be presented with real-time captioning. If you are an individual with a disability who needs reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Edmond Byrnes (, 301.496.0235). Requests should be made at least five days in advance.