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Rachael N. Reed, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

Dr. Rachael Reed, Dillard University


Interim Chair, School of Population & Health Sciences and Coordinator/Assistant Professor of Public Health

Location: PSB 110B

Office: 504.816.4347


Rachael N. Reed, Dr.P.H., M.P.H. is a versatile, results-driven, public health professional and researcher with over 10 years of health promotion and research experience. She has a broad background in public health, with specific training and expertise in health equity, medical nutrition therapy, chronic disease prevention and management, and the social determinants of health. She has worked on a number of funded projects including the development and implementation of a community-partnered stroke prevention program in South Los Angeles which garnered astronomical community buy-in and participation. The project included the maintenance of a community advisory board, the creation of the high school stroke awareness video contest, and in-patient care coordination with the goal of decreasing stroke morbidity and mortality in the South Los Angeles community.


Dr. Reed has a long history of service to her field. She is a former executive board member for the American Public Health Association, Private Sector Advisor to the US Delegation to the 67th World Health Assembly, secretary for the Southern California Public Health Association, and she has served on several boards and committees within national and local public health organizations. She currently serves as a member of the editorial board of the AJPM Focus, the official fully open access journal of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), as well as the immediate plast chair and secretary of the Intersectional Council of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Reed is also a dedicated speaker and has served as a keynote speaker/subject matter expert for several events and news interviews. Dr. Reed is currently a member of the American Public Health Association and the Louisiana Public Health Association. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She has received several awards honoring her service including the Glen Blix Award for Excellence in Preventive Care from Loma Linda University and Top 40 Under 40 Young Alumni Award from Xavier University of Louisiana. 


Dr. Reed received her Doctorate of Public Health in preventive care from Loma Linda University, a Master of Public Health from Georgia Southern University - Armstrong Campus, and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Xavier University of Louisiana. 


Research interests:  Effects of race and discrimination on health; health disparities; prevention of non-communicable diseases such as stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in underserved, at-risk populations


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