Ramona is a first year doctoral student in the Joint Program in Social Work and Social Psychology at the University of Michigan. She completed her undergraduate education at Rutgers University where she earned Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Communication Theory. Prior to her enrollment in the doctoral program Ramona’s research focused on adolescent mental health service delivery and race/ethnic disparities. She also worked as an analyst and programmer for a research think tank for several years.
Ramona’s current research interests center on mental illness among people of color and the impact of stigma and implicit perceptions of mental illness. She is also interested in understanding the process of health decision making.