Dr. García-Ramírez is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Prevention Science Research Training Program at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation and the University of California, Berkeley. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Psychology in 2016 from the University of Rhode Island.
Over the last three years, she collaborated as an Independent Research Contractor in the evaluation efforts of a program that aims to promote bystander behaviors and prevent sexual violence in Rhode Island High Schools. Her research has focused on exploring the difference between victims, perpetrators, and bystanders of violent events. As a Postdoctoral Fellow, she is focusing her research on the impact of local policies on risky behaviors including alcohol use in adolescents, and the impact of recreational marijuana legalization on the co-use of alcohol and marijuana among adolescents.
Garcia-Ramirez, G., Paschall, M. J., Grube, J. W. (2021). Retail availability of recreational marijuana and alcohol in Oregon counties and co-use of alcohol and marijuana use and related beliefs among adolescents. Substance Use & Misuse, 56 (3) 345-352. DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2020.1858104 PMCID: PMC7920629 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/33435786
Grube, J.W., Lipperman-Kreda, S., García-Ramírez, G., Paschall, M.J., Abadi, M.H. (2021). California’s tobacco 21 minimum sales age law and adolescents’ tobacco and nicotine use: Differential associations among racial and ethnic groups. Tobacco Control DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056219
Paschall, M. J., Garcia-Ramirez, G., Grube, J. W. (2021). Recreational marijuana legalization and use among California adolescents: Findings from a statewide survey. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 82 (1) 103-111. DOI: 10.15288/jsad.2021.82.103 PMCID: PMC7901265 https://www.jsad.com/doi/abs/10.15288/jsad.2021.82.103
Garcia-Ramirez, G., Bogen, K., Rodriguez-Guzman, V.M., Nugent, N., Orchowski, L.M. (2020). #4645Boricuas: Twitter reactions to the estimates of deaths by Hurricane María in Puerto Rico. Journal of Community Psychology, 49 (3) 768-790. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.22295 PMCID: PMC7363580 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31944321
Rodríguez-Guzmán, V.M., García-Ramírez, G.M., Bogen, K.W., Orchowski, L.M., Nugent, N.R. (2020). #PuertoRicoSeLevanta: A closer look at the language used on the first-year anniversary of hurricane Maria. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, 6 (2) 358-364. DOI: 10.1007/s41347-020-00167-2