Bernardo Ramirez, is the director of Global Health Initiatives, for the School of Global 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, strategic planning, for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. He is actively engaged in the promotion of minority health, diversity, and cultural competency.

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 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). He is currently the Chair of the Global Faculty Forum at AUPHA and a member of the Candidacy Committee and Global Advisory Council of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). 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 an advisor to the board of Sharing Smiles at the Advent Health Foundation.

Dr. Ramirez teaches in the Executive Master of Health Administration online and the Health Administration MHA programs.