• Diana Sanchez Ramirez.
  • Assistant professor

    College of Rehabilitation Sciences
    Department of Respiratory Therapy
    Room 334 - 771 McDermot Ave.
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6

    Phone: 240-480-1346
    Fax: 204-789-3927

Research summary

Dr. Sanchez-Ramirez’s research program aims to enhance quality of life and participation among people with respiratory diseases, and to advance in the field of respiratory care. Her professional portfolio includes diverse research experience in clinical research, epidemiology and medical education using mixed methods and quantitative approaches such as surveys, patient clinical evaluation, performance measures, medical records, and health data linkage from administrative databases.

Research interests include:

  • Morbidity and management of respiratory diseases: Epidemiology and outcomes
  • Respiratory therapist services and patient outcomes
  • Respiratory diseases diagnosis and self-monitoring
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation: What works for whom?


Dr. Diana Sanchez-Ramirez is an assistant professor in the department of respiratory therapy at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. Previous positions include director of research in the office of Continuing Competency and Assessment (CCA) at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Sanchez-Ramirez is a registered physical therapist with clinical experience passionate about identifying ways to improve health-related quality of life in people living with chronic conditions, especially among vulnerable populations (older adults, Indigenous people, Immigrants).


  • Erasmus Mundus joint doctorate degree (PhD) in biomedical sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Erasmus Mundus joint master degree in public health (MPH), Copenhagen University, Denmark and Granada University, Spain
  • Physical Therapy (BSc PT), Industrial University of Santander, Colombia
  • Postdoctoral training in the Injury Prevention Centre, School of Public Health, at the University of Alberta


She received the young researcher award from the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) in 2019. This award is presented to the individual whose presentation at this international conference is judged the best with respect to its methodology and impact on the profession.

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College of Rehabilitation Sciences
R106 - 771 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6 Canada