Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
Central Florida Chapter American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE)
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
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
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