Hannah Ramsey (She/Her)

Undergraduate Student, Barnard College
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  • United States of America

About Hannah Ramsey

My name is Hannah Ramsey (she/her), and I am a junior at Barnard College studying neuroscience and English, though my research is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing heavily from the fields of medical anthropology, sociology, and narrative medicine.

Currently, I am researching how clinicians' reliance on body composition indicators (BCIs) in health assessments may contribute to the stigmatization of bodies. My intention with this work is to illuminate how moral and aesthetic biases within healthcare teams can negatively influence patient outcomes as a result of the stigmatizing effects associated with body-centric paradigms of health promotion. The goal of this research is to begin conceiving alternative approaches to promoting patients' physical health and subjective well-being that are both body-affirming and size-agnostic.

Apart from this research, I also have personal and academic interests in creative writing, writing pedagogy, and advocacy as it relates to the neurodiversity movement. In my spare time, I enjoy writing poetry, playing guitar, and taking long walks outside!

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


Barnard College

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Anthropology Health History Identity & Belonging Medicine Population Health Society & Culture Sociology

I am from:

United States of America

I speak:

English French

My hobbies/interests are:

Hiking/walking Meditation Podcasts Reading Running/jogging Volunteering Writing/blogging

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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