October 2, 2018
Diksha Ramnani, an MPH student at Drexel University, has joined the PURC team through March 2019. Diksha will support PURC’s working groups, especially the Active Surveillance Working Group where she will be analyzing patterns and indicators of reclassification for prostate cancer patients placed on active surveillance.
Public health’s emphasis on improving population health through a preventative perspective is very appealing to Diksha. Her interest in public health started during her undergraduate career as the field provided a practical avenue for blending her two primary interests, biology and anthropology. Diksha’s favorite classes at Drexel thus far include Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She is also looking forward to her future coursework in infectious diseases. Following graduation, Diksha hopes to work as a health data analyst at a non-profit or health department.
Diksha loves being outdoors participating in activities such as jogging, hiking, biking, or kayaking. She can be found on the Schuylkill River trail every weekend, rain or shine.