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New faculty spotlight: Jose Ramirez Bayron

Aug. 24, 2023

This is part of a series of Q&As introducing faculty who have joined the College of Health Sciences for the 2023–24 academic year. Meet all of our new faculty members.

Jose Ramirez Bayron

Assistant teaching professor, Department of Health Sciences

What classes are you teaching this semester?

I am teaching HLTH_SCI 2400: Contemporary Health Issues, HLTH_SCI 4985: Healthcare Organization and Leadership, P_HLTH 4485: Ethics in Public Health and HLTH_SCI 4480: Clinical Ethics.

Tell us about yourself. What is your background?

My training background is diverse. I am a chiropractor with additional training and education in sports chiropractic and acupuncture. In my first career, I was a licensed secondary foreign language teacher in Pennsylvania. I also coached high school football and basketball. From 2013 to 2022, I was one of the team chiropractors for Mizzou Athletics. I worked alongside my wife, Dr. Brittany Ramirez, as part of the multidisciplinary sports medicine team at Mizzou. We treated all Mizzou varsity student-athletes who needed chiropractic care.

What brought you to Mizzou? To your field?

The opportunity to work with Mizzou Athletics brought me to the university. I was attracted to the field of chiropractic because it puts many of my passions under one umbrella. My passions for service, teaching and working with people all fit nicely with the profession.

What is your favorite thing about your job?

My favorite part of my job is helping my students find success in the classroom and get excited about their career goals.

What has you excited for this semester?

I am most excited to get back in the classroom for the first time in more than 10 years.

What is a fun hobby or activity that you enjoy outside of work?

I love to bake with our 3-year-old daughter. I also enjoy cooking in general.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received, and who gave it to you?

To help you navigate challenges in life, make a list of things you’re not willing to compromise — if you’re married, make the list together with your spouse. Be sure to revisit the list annually, as your priorities may change from year to year. When someone or a situation asks or forces you to compromise on your list, you know that the relationship or situation does not serve you.

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Jose Ramirez Bayron

Jose Ramirez

Assistant Teaching Professor