Diana Ramos was appointed California’s surgeon general in August 2022. In this position, she serves as the key spokesperson on public health issues throughout the state and advises the governor on efforts to address health risks and challenges as effectively and early as possible. Dedicated to improving health care quality and equity, she previously served as the California Department of Public Health’s assistant deputy director of chronic disease prevention. In addition, Ramos is the secretary of the National Hispanic Medical Association Executive Board and co-chair of the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative Implementation Committee. A double USC alum, she received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the Keck School of Medicine of USC, respectively.