Erika Cordova Ramos, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Erika Cordova Ramos


Erika (Gaby) Cordova Ramos, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and a clinical neonatologist at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Cordova Ramos’ research aims to mitigate racial/ethnic and linguistic disparities in perinatal outcomes within safety-net settings. Her research interests lie in using implementation science methods to engage communities and understand context to design and test implementation strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of low-income families with high-risk infants. Specifically, she investigates the impact of perinatal social care interventions on caregiving practices such as breastfeeding, safe sleep, and skin-to-skin contact, as well as family engagement in the NICU. Currently, she also co-leads multi-site quality improvement initiatives targeting social determinants of health in the NICU.


  • Published on 9/28/2023

    Cordova-Ramos EG, Burke J, Sileo N, McGean M, Torrice V, Mantri S, Parker MG, Drainoni ML. "We Don't Want to Screen for the Sake of Screening": A Qualitative Evaluation of a Social Needs Screening and Referral Intervention in the NICU. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2023 Sep 28. PMID: 37773583.

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  • Published on 5/2/2023

    Jones KC, Austad K, Silver S, Cordova-Ramos EG, Fantasia KL, Perez DC, Kremer K, Wilson S, Walkey A, Drainoni ML. Patient Perspectives of the Hospital Discharge Process: A Qualitative Study. J Patient Exp. 2023; 10:23743735231171564. PMID: 37151607.

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  • Published on 4/1/2023

    Cordova-Ramos EG, Jain C, Torrice V, McGean M, Buitron de la Vega P, Burke J, Stickney D, Vinci RJ, Drainoni ML, Parker MG. Implementing Social Risk Screening and Referral to Resources in the NICU. Pediatrics. 2023 Apr 01; 151(4). PMID: 36919445.

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  • Published on 12/21/2022

    Cordova-Ramos EG, Melvin P, Kalluri NS, Peña MM, Belfort MB, Parker MG. Association of Primary Language with Provision of Mother's Milk Among Very-Low-Birthweight Infants in Massachusetts. Breastfeed Med. 2023 Feb; 18(2):116-123. PMID: 36576788.

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  • Published on 12/1/2022

    Cordova-Ramos EG, Kerr S, Heeren T, Drainoni ML, Garg A, Parker MG. National Prevalence of Social Determinants of Health Screening Among US Neonatal Care Units. Hosp Pediatr. 2022 Dec 01; 12(12):1040-1047. PMID: 36317484.

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  • Published on 11/17/2022

    Cordova-Ramos EG, Brochier A, Tripodis Y, Garg A, Parker MG. Beyond income: material hardship and the health and healthcare of premature children. J Perinatol. 2023 Mar; 43(3):357-363. PMID: 36396743.

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  • Published on 10/29/2021

    Kalluri NS, Melvin P, Belfort MB, Gupta M, Cordova-Ramos EG, Parker MG. Maternal language disparities in neonatal intensive care unit outcomes. J Perinatol. 2022 Jun; 42(6):723-729. PMID: 34716382.

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  • Published on 9/24/2021

    Cordova-Ramos EG, Tripodis Y, Garg A, Kalluri NS, Flores G, Parker MG. Linguistic Disparities in Child Health and Presence of a Medical Home Among United States Latino Children. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Jul; 22(5):736-746. PMID: 34571252.

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  • Published on 5/1/2021

    Cordova-Ramos EG, Koenig R, Silverstein M. Association of Eviction During Pregnancy With Birth Outcomes: An Issue of Health Equity. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 05 01; 175(5):464-465. PMID: 33646262.

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  • Published on 12/8/2020

    Barrero-Castillero A, Beam KS, Bernardini LB, Ramos EGC, Davenport PE, Duncan AR, Fraiman YS, Frazer LC, Healy H, Herzberg EM, Keyes ML, Leeman KT, Leone K, Levin JC, Lin M, Raju RM, Sullivan A. COVID-19: neonatal-perinatal perspectives. J Perinatol. 2021 05; 41(5):940-951. PMID: 33293665.

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