Rachel is the CanSORT Research Director. She is a Masters-level health services and population sciences research professional with more than 15 years of experience in academic and nonprofit research management, including specific expertise in survey design and administration. Rachel manages the CanSORT research portfolio and provides administrative, financial, and scientific oversight for all pre- and post-award activities. She also provides strategic team leadership and oversees and mentors the staff team. 

Rachel is also the Managing Director for the U-M Patients First Innovation Initiative, an initiative launched in 2021 that is broadly focused on improving patient-centered care and promoting collaboration across the University. She holds a Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology from Towson University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include patient-centered research, health policy and health services, women’s and maternal health, and medical decision making. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys baking, travel, reading, and spending time with her family.