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Juan Ramirez, Ph.D.


Office of Institutional Research

E-Mail: jramirez@westernu.edu

Phone: 5622

Join year: 2005


Ph.D. (Social Psychology) 2004 Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

M.A. (Social Psycholgy) 1998 Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

B.A. (Psychology) 1995 University of California, Santa Barbara 2004

Professional Experience

Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness 2008 - Present Western University of Health Sciences

Assistant Director of Institutional Research 2005 - 2008 Western University of Health Sciences

Adjunct Faculty (Psychology Department) 1999 – 2005 California State University, Fullerton


California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR) - 2017 President

Association for Institutional Research

Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

WASC Academic Leadership Academy


Wong, S. K., Ramirez, J. R., & Helf S. C. (2009). Student performance on levels 1 and 2-CE of COMLEX-USA: Do elective upper-level undergraduate science courses matter? Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 109(11), 592 – 598.

Ray, A. P., Chebolu, S., Ramirez, J., & Darmani, N. A. (2009). Ablation of least shrew central neurokinin NK1 receptors reduces GR73632-induced vomiting. Behavioral Neuroscience, 123(3), 701 – 706.

Darmani N. A., Crim J. L., Janoyan J. J., Abad J., Ramirez J. (2008). A re-evaluation of the neurotransmitter basis of chemotherapy-induced immediate and delayed vomiting: Evidence from the least shrew. Brain Research, 1248, 40 – 58.

Darmani N. A.; Wang, Y., Abad, J., Ray A. P, Thrush, G. R., Ramirez, J. R. (2008). Utilization of the least shrew as a rapid and selective screening model for the antiemetic potential and brain penetration of substance P and NK1 receptor antagonists. Brain Research, 1214, 58 – 72.

Darmani, N. A., Janoyan, J. J., Crim, J. & Ramirez, J. (2007). Receptor mechanism and antiemetic activity of structurally diverse cannabinoids against radiation-induced emesis in the least shrew. European Journal of Pharmacology, 563(1-3), 187 – 196.

Fiorentino, D., Berger, D , & Ramírez, J. R. (2007). Drinking and driving among high-risk young Mexican-American men. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 39, 16 – 21.

Ramirez, J. R., Crano, W. D., Quist, R., Burgoon, M., Alvaro, E., M., & Grandpre, J. (2004). Effects of acculturation, fatalism, and parental monitoring as predictors of marijuana and inhalant use. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 18(1), 3 – 11.

Ramirez, J. R., & Crano, W. D. (2003). Deterrence and Incapacitation: An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis of California’s Three-Strikes Law. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33(1), 110 – 144.

Ramirez, J. R., Crano, W. D., Quist, R., Burgoon, M., Alvaro, E., M., & Grandpre, J. (2002). Effects of fatalism and family communication on AIDS/HIV awareness variations in Native American and Anglo parents and children. AIDS Education and Prevention, 14(1), 29 – 40.

Berger, D. E., Guillen, B. F., Ramirez, J. R., Resendez, M. (2000). Latino alcohol use and abuse: Issues for Los Angeles County. Tomas Rivera Policy Institute.