Rachel majored in international relations and studied pre-medicine in her undergraduate years, then moved on to get a master’s in public health and global health policy. At the beginning of her career, she focused mainly on individual disease spaces, and upon the completion of her program, Rachel hoped to find an organization that worked across many different kinds of diseases. She felt PCORI was the perfect place.
Rachel’s days revolve around the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, PCORnet initiative, which involves everything from communications to strategic planning and the People-Centered Research Foundation. She spends much of her day talking with healthcare stakeholders across the country, discussing the individual projects each is associated with at that time.