Rachel received her doctorate in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Harvard School of Public Health, where she focused her studies on health communication in community-based settings. She also holds an MPH in Behavioral Science and Health Education from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and a BA in Sociology and an ABJ in Magazine Journalism from the University of Georgia.
Rachel’s dissertation work focused on health information engagement among individuals from low socioeconomic position, with an emphasis on how internet technology impacts communication inequalities. Her work continues to focus on the impact of smart phones and other devices in data gathering and disease prevention.