Rachel Jackson

Rachel Jackson

Research Assistant

Rachel Jackson, BA, MPH (candidate) holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in Community health and a masters’ degree in public health with a concentration in Health Services Management and Policy from Tufts University School of Medicine’s Public Health Programs. She is currently working for a life science consulting company, Trinity Life Sciences. She demonstrates strong skills in stakeholder engagement, communication, policy analysis, survey development, and leadership skills. Recently, she worked at the New York Academy of Medicine and helped with a project called “The East Harlem Action Collaborative,” (EHAC). The purpose of the project is to allow residents to identify solutions to seemingly entrenched problems in East Harlem to achieve optimal child health and well-being in their community. Ms. Jackson’s responsibilities included grant writing, compiling a database of formal community assets, and conducting community presentations and discussions to advance policy recommendations to elected officials and community board officials. She also developed surveys to ask families about their experiences with lead poisoning and housing discrimination conflicts as part of a research project at Boston Medical Center. In addition, Ms. Jackson worked at Sydenham Health Center to promote the “Health at Home” program: a program that provides free care management and coordination services to high needs patients with chronic diseases, regardless of their insurance status. She worked with outreach specialists and care coordinators and organized weekly meetings to develop ways to improve the program. Outside of her work and studies, she enjoys cooking Caribbean dishes and trying new recipes. She is from Jamaica and Guyana. She also loves to swim and often practices her strokes during the summer.