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Institute for Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Natasha Ramsey
Project L/EARN Intern - 2009
Natasha Ramsey
Concordance of Patient and Physician Ratings of Health by Age, Chronic Status and Functionality
Howard Leventhal, Ph.D.
Board of Governors Professor of Health Psychology
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology

Natasha Ramsey is a rising junior at Rutgers University where she majors in Public Heath. As an undergraduate student, Natasha has always been interested in learning about research, and found that Project L/EARN offered the social science research that she was looking for and more. One of the most important things she believes the program has taught her is to effectively manage her time and receive constructive criticism.

This summer, Natasha worked with Dr. Howard Leventhal, whom she says provided her with insight and optimism. Her project focused on the factors that influence patient versus practitioner ratings of health. Natasha plans to become a physician herself and hopes that research in the field of patient communication will enhance her skills as a practitioner. As a Public Health major and a Pre-Med student, Natasha is passionate about alleviating health disparities and giving back to her community, and hopes to one day open her own clinic.

Natasha credits the program with helping her decide that she definitely wants to go on to graduate school for her MPH and PhD. After her ten week training, Natasha has more of an appreciation for social research and looks to continue her research in the future.

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