Student Assembly Chair
Appointed November 2016
Term Ending: November 2017
Email Rachael Reed
Rachael N. Reed, MPH, is a DrPH candidate in Preventive Care at Loma Linda University and a part-time instructor of Public Health and Health Sciences at Armstrong State University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Master in Public Health from Armstrong State University. Rachael’s specific areas of interest in public health are health disparities and prevention of non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in underserved, at-risk populations. Her future plan is to open an integrative care clinic that will fully utilize primary care and preventive care services for minority, underserved populations. In May 2014, Rachael was awarded the opportunity to serve as the first student private sector advisor on the U.S. Delegation to the 67th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. She was nominated for this honor by the American Public Health Association and chosen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As a member of the delegation, she advocated for strategies to address worldwide issues of chronic disease prevention, violence against women and girls, and access to adequate healthcare. Other than advocacy, Rachael has worked in a variety of public health settings such as clinics, university health systems, and worksite wellness.
Rachael has been actively involved in APHA since 2012. She began her involvement as a Student Assembly Membership Ambassador, Advancement Committee member, and an abstract reviewer and moderator at Annual Meetings. She served as the Campus Liaison Committee Co-Chair, Student Assembly Secretary-Elect, Secretary, and Chair-Elect. As Chair-elect, she also served on the Inter-Sectional Council Steering Committee as the student representative and served on multiple workgroups to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the sections. In her current position as Chair of the Student Assembly, Rachael hopes to bring greater value to the student membership by providing various learning and networking opportunities. Rachael is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.