Nadine Rasenberg is a general practitioner in training and PhD student in the field of musculoskeletal disorders. She had been involved with a research project at our department as a student researcher during her medical education. After finishing her medical degree at Erasmus University Rotterdam (2013), she worked as a junior docter for the internal medicine department at the IJsselland Hospital in Capelle aan den IJssel for 18 months. Early 2015 she started her GP training and PhD project at the department of General Practice at the Erasmus MC.
Her PhD project (the STAP-study) focusses on the (cost) effectiveness of custom made orthotic insoles in combination with usual care in patients with plantar fasciitis, compared to placebo insoles in combination with usual care and usual care alone. For this project our department collaborates with general practitioners, sports physicians and the Dutch Association of Podiatrists (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Podotherapeuten, NVvP). She also takes part in educating medical students at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, was a junior editor for “Huisarts en Wetenschap”, the Dutch scientific magazine for primary care from 2015 to 2019, and is a member of the supervisory board of "Stichting Bont", a local foundation that organizes activities and provides housing and employment projects for young people with mental disabilities.