Ramon P. Llamas, MPH, CHES (LION)

About Me

Ramon Paolo Llamas graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, and received a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Health Education and Promotion from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He has worked in a variety of settings in the public health and healthcare fields since 2005. His interests include a reduction in health disparities across all races as well as a reduction in health disparities between genders by addressing the social determinants of health in community settings. Other interests include social innovation labs, personalized health communications and medical sociology and anthropology. Lastly, Ramon strongly believes in empowering individuals to be proactive participants in their own health and well-being. Ramon is currently a freelance consultant and blogger based in Durham, NC. Connect with him via Twitter, @RandomRPL, LinkedIn or on his website, Switch/Health

My blog posts

How Digital Health will Disrupt the US Healthcare System

One-sixth of the US economy is spent on the US healthcare system.  About $2.8 trillion is spent annually or an average of $8,500 per person.  When compared to other countries, the size of the healthcare system alone would rank fifth in the world.  An informative article from Vox analyzes this spending through various comparisons and graphs.