Rachel is an associate with the Health Innovation team at HCM where she focuses on work for the National Institute of Health’s All of Us research program. In this role, she works with community partners to educate and engage communities that have been historically underrepresented in biomedical research. She enjoys working with her HCM team members because she believes that a collaborative effort is key to a successful, welcoming and progressive workspace.
Before joining HCM, Rachel worked on Capitol Hill as a staffer for Sen. Gary Peters. During this time, Rachel worked alongside Members of Congress and other Capitol Hill staffers to promote and advance healthcare reform legislation. She also previously served as a health policy legislative intern for Congressman Steve Cohen.
Prior to her work on Capitol Hill, Rachel was a communicable disease and health analysis intern for the Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization in Washington D.C. During this time, she carried out an epidemiological data analysis of HIV prevention indicators within Latin America and the Caribbean and served as a reviewer for the WHO’s published annual HIV Prevention Report. Rachel has a master’s of public health from the University of South Florida.
Born in Poughkeepsie, New York and raised in Berrien Springs, Michigan, Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her interests include reading, traveling, art, playing sports and cooking.