My research interests are found at the crossroads of current societal trends such as the aging workforce, the increase in chronic conditions and digitalization. Specifically, I apply my background in psychology to the areas of occupational health, patient-reported outcomes and the evaluation of e-health solutions. At the core stands the individual as a worker, patient and, oftentimes, as both. Topics such as shared decision-making, patient education and return-to-work after sick leave are part of my research agenda. In collaboration with several SMEs and technical universities, we also capitalize on the expansion of digitalization and evaluate solutions that can help individuals to stay healthy in and out of their jobs.
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
- Quantitative methods: Regressions, SEM, meta-analysis, RCTs
- ualitative methods: one-on-one interviews, focus groups
- Development and optimization of measurement tools: Rasch analysis
- Ramos, R., Brauchli, R., Bauer, G., Wehner, T., & Hämmig, O. (2015). Busy yet socially engaged: Volunteering, work–life balance, and health in the working population. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 57(2), 164-172.
- Ramos, R., Güntert, S., Brauchli, R., Bauer, G., Wehner, T., & Hämmig, O. (2016). Exploring the interaction between volunteering status, paid job characteristics and quality of volunteers’ motivation on mental health. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 27(2), 790-809.
- Ramos, R., Jenny, G., & Bauer, G. (2016). Age-related effects of job characteristics on burnout and work engagement. Occupational Medicine, 66(3), 230-237.
- Ritschl, V., Lackner, A., Boström, C., Mosor, E., Lehner, M., Omara, M., Ramos, R., Studenic, P., Smolen, J.S. and Stamm, T.A., 2018. I do not want to suppress the natural process of inflammation: new insights on factors associated with non-adherence in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis research & therapy, 20(1), p.234.
- Lehmann, A., Wehner, T., & Ramos, R. (2018). Freiwilligenarbeit–psycho-soziale Ressource und sinngenerierende Tätigkeit. In Fehlzeiten-Report 2018 (pp. 235-243). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.