Chief Clinical Officer, BeMe Health
Dr. Danielle Ramo is Chief Clinical Officer at BeMe Health, a mobile platform designed to improve teen mental health and wellbeing.. Dr. Ramo is also Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC San Francisco and a licensed psychologist.Dr. Ramo came to BeMe Health after three years at Hopelab, a social innovation lab building behavior change technology for teens, and six years on the faculty in the department of Psychiatry at UCSF. Her research has focused on using digital tools (e.g., social media, apps) to understand and challenges among young people including substance use, mental health symptoms, loneliness, and medication adherence. Some of her studies have focused on tailoring digital interventions to LGBTQ+ youth. She has led multiple clinical trials evaluating social media and app-based interventions to help young people reduce mental health symptoms, change behaviors like vaping and other substance use, and promote overall thriving. Dr. Ramo has published over 90 peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters in the areas of substance use and mental health among young people. She has received grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and the California Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program. Dr. Ramo has written opinion pieces for outlets including Scientific American, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Thrive Global, and regularly speaks to teens, parents, and the media about mental health and substance use in young people in the digital age. Read more on her Psychology Today blog From Z to Alpha and on Twitter at @danielleramo.Dr. Ramo obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University, doctoral training at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, and postdoctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF.