Nadine Pratt is a third year student in the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. She is pursuing a career as a primary care physician practicing in under-served communities. She is also minoring in theater and psychology and enjoys playing the piano and tennis as well. Since her first experience volunteering at her nearby veteran’s home, she has found interest in community based activities. This has led her to exploring the connections between various community factors and her field of study, primary health care.
“Through my experience in pursuing a medical career, I have come to understand how important it is to incorporate all the social, political, and economic factors of health care when studying it. As a part of my family’s non-profit organization called the MoorePark Foundation where money, toiletries and doctors are sent to Guyana for about 2 weeks to provide health care to needy communities, I have yet to join in person on the yearly trip. Through those who have went however, I have gained information on community health in under-served communities and what many societies have to go through there. My concerns have led me to take interest in forming programs that would help close the gaps formed by health disparities like education and money. Because of my cultural connection with Guyana and their need for sufficient primary health care, I started there. I found that mobile health is one of the best ways to deliver primary care to both rural and urban communities of Guyana. The funds are already available and simply need reallocation. An implementation of a mobile health program would bring public awareness to primary care health and all its benefits, improving the country as a whole.” -Nadine