Ed Ramos

Edward Ramos, PhD
Director, Digital Clinical Trials, Scripps Research Digital Trials Center

Edward Ramos, PhD, is director of Digital Clinical Trials for the Scripps Research Digital Trials Center (DTC). The DTC seeks to decentralize research through use of digital health technologies, employing novel strategies for remote, “site-less” participation, and applying state-of-the-art methodologies for data analysis. Ed oversees DTC’s research portfolio, which includes DETECT (COVID-19), PROGRESS (glycemic response), PowerMom (pregnancy and postpartum health) and a growing list of other projects and platforms aimed at transforming the future of clinical trials.

Ed has led independent research projects and has been coordinating and administering large-scale national research efforts for over 13 years. His expertise spans population genomics, bioinformatics, mobile health, and digital clinical trials. Ed previously served in various capacities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including intramural research as well as oversight and management of portfolios that focused on innovative and groundbreaking initiatives aimed at improving public health such as the All of Us Research Program.

Ed began his federal service as a legislative fellow and legislative assistant, advising then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama on health and science policy. He received his Ph.D. in molecular biotechnology from the University of Washington with his thesis work carried out at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.