Kahra Ramos
Ramos, Ph.D.
Science Policy Analyst, Office of Scientific Liaison


Office: Office of Scientific Liaison

Dr. Khara Ramos serves as Senior Science Policy Analyst in the Office of Scientific Liaison (OSL) at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at NIH, where she helps lead OSL efforts to provide a seamless flow of information on NINDS research advances and initiatives to various stakeholders including scientific and academic communities, as well as policy-makers, patients, and the public. OSL manages the NINDS website, an important tool in broadly conveying this information. Dr. Ramos works closely with NIH leadership of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, particularly in the domain of neuroethics, where she serves as co-lead of the BRAIN neuroethics project team, Program Director for Neuroethics at NINDS, and as Executive Secretary of the Neuroethics Division of the NIH BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group. Previously, Dr. Ramos served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), where she served as point person on high profile projects for NIDCR and provided support to the NIDCR Office of the Director regarding policy analysis, communications, program oversight, evaluation activities, strategic planning, and project coordination. She originally moved from academia to Federal service via the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program. Dr. Ramos holds a Ph.D. in neurosciences from the University of California, San Diego, with scientific expertise in spinal mechanisms of chronic pain states, particularly the role of non-neuronal cells in facilitating aberrant pain processing.