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University Hospital, Newark
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Dr. Natale received her MD degree from Rutgers-NJMS, and an MPH in Urban Health Administration from the Rutgers-School of Public Health. She completed her residency in internal medicine, and served as Chief Resident, at University Hospital-NJMS.
Dr. Natale has been a faculty member of Rutgers-NJMS since graduation from residency, serving many roles. As the Division Chief for General Internal Medicine since 2012, Dr. Natale leads a Division of more than 30 faculty members, responsible for both inpatient and outpatient clinical services provided at University Hospital. She continues to teach medical students and residents in both inpatient and outpatient rotations. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Natale serves as a board member of the Greater Newark Health Care Coalition, president-elect of the Medical Staff governing council of University Hospital, and chair of the UH Quality Steering Committee. In her role as the Assistant Dean for Primary Care and Community Initiatives, leads the strategic integration of Community Engagement, Research, and Education.
MD, 1996, UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School MPH, 2005, UMDNJ-School of Public Health BS, 1988, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Licensure & Certification
Medical Licensure New Jersey
Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening among Hispanic/Latinos?, Natale-Pereira, A., Salas-Lopez, D., DeCosimo, D., Vega, ML, Johnson, MS. Psoter presentation, North American Primary Care Research Group Conference, Alberta, Canada, October 2003.
Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening among Hispanic/Latinos?, Natale-Pereira, A., Salas-Lopez, D., DeCosimo, D., Vega, ML, Johnson, MS. Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey, 2003.
Developing and Implementing a Medical Interpreter Training Program at Academic Health Centers to Improve Patient Physician Communication? Debbie Salas-Lopez, MD, Maria Soto-Greene, MD, Ana Natale-Pereira, MD, Carmen McLaughlin, Vincent Barba, MD. Annual Meeting of the National Hispanic Medical Association, Washington, DC, 2003
Salas-Lopez, D., Natale-Pereira, A., Barba, V., McLaughlin, C., ?Developing and Implementing a Medical Interpreter Training Program at Academic Health Centers to Improve Patient Physician communication.? Journal of General Internal Medicine, Supplement April 2003.
Salas-Lopez, D., Soto-Greene, M., Davidow, A., Cominolli R., Natale-Pereira, A., McLaughlin C., Reteguiz, J., and Zambrana RE., Cultural Competency: Educating and Evaluating Medical Students Using Self-Assessment, Multiple Choice Question Examination, and Objective Structured Clinical Examination. Submitted to Academic Medicine, 2002.
Coups, E. J., Stapleton, J. L., Hudson, S. V., Medina-Forrester, A., Rosenberg, S. A., Gordon, M. A., Natale-Pereira, A., & Goydos, J. S. (in press). Linguistic acculturation and skin cancer-related behaviors among Hispanics in the southern and western United States. JAMA Dermatology
Coups, E. J., Stapleton, J. L., Hudson, S. V., Medina-Forrester, A., Rosenberg, S. A., Gordon, M., Natale-Pereira, A., & Goydos, J. S. (2013). Skin cancer surveillance behaviors among US Hispanic adults. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 68, 576?584. [NIHMSID: NIHMS423973]
Coups, EJ, Stapleton, JL, Hudson, SV, Medina-Foster, A., Natale-Pereira, A., Goydos, JS, Sun Protection and exposure behaviors among Hispanic Adults in the United States: differences according to acculturation and among Hispanic subgroups. BMC Public Health. 2012 Nov 15; 12-985.
Coups, E. J., Stapleton, J. L., Hudson, S. V., Medina-Forrester, A., Goydos, J. S., Natale-Pereira, A. Skin cancer screening among Hispanic adults in the United States: Results from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey. Archives of Dermatology, 2012 Jul,148(7)861-863.
Natale-Pereira, A., Enard, K., Nevarez, L., Jones, L.A., ?The Role of Patient Navigators in Eliminating Health Disparities?, Cancer Aug 2011; 117(15 suppl):3543-52
My research interest is in minority health issues, particularly cancer prevention, education, and screening among Latinos and other minorities; increasing awareness of disease, improving outcomes in chronic disease management, and the impact of culture and health literacy on cancer prevention and risk perception; as well as the impact of cultural competency among health professionals in patient care.