Danielle Ramo, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, researcher in digital mental health and substance use, and senior director of research at Hopelab, a non-profit social innovation lab designing science-based technologies to support adolescent health and emotional well-being. She is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Weill Institute for Neurosciences. Prior to joining Hopelab, Dr. Ramo was an associate professor in psychiatry at UCSF, leading a program of research in using social media to understand and improve the lives of teens and young adults. She has published more than 85 peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters in substance use and mental health and received grants from the National Institutes of Health and the State of California to fund her research. Dr. Ramo’s opinion pieces have appeared in outlets such as the Scientific American, the San Francisco Chronicle, Thrive Global, and Medium, and she regularly appears on radio, podcast, and television programs sharing her work and insights about adolescent mental health and substance use in the digital age. Read more at danielleramophd.com and find her on Twitter at @danielleramo.
Dr. Ramo lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her partner and three children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, seeing the world, and practicing yoga.