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"As a black woman and as a professional, I feel like I had to play a role. I didn't feel I could stay silent,"

Rachel Hardeman, Ph.D.

Dr. Rachel


1. Create scholarship that is critically conscious, impactful and seeks to investigate and intervene on the systems of oppression that prohibit all in our society from thriving

2. Develop an evidence base that supports anti-racist praxis in health care systems

3. Mentor the next generation of scholars in ways of knowing that have the potential to shift paradigms


Dr. Rachel R. Hardeman is a reproductive health equity researcher whose program of research applies the tools of population health science and health services research to elucidate a critical and complex determinant of health inequity—racism.

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