Vanessa Ramirez-Zohfeld, MPH

Vanessa Ramirez-Zohfeld, MPH is a Research Project Manager in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and helps to coordinate various aspects of this project. This study is of importance to Ms. Ramirez-Zohfeld as she has experienced first-hand with her family the negative consequences of not planning ahead for unexpected health events. As a child having to make a series of challenging decisions for a parent in a hospital setting, such as having to choose a nursing home facility for a family member’s stroke rehabilitation on the spot, Ms. Ramirez-Zohfeld hopes that this tool can help families better prepare and plan for unexpected health events before a health crisis occurs, as well as link people to resources that they may not otherwise know may be available to them.