"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.
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.
IN THE NEWS
Panelists at University of Minnesota call racial disparities in maternal deaths 'staggering'
By Marissa Evans, STAR TRIBUNE | Aug 29, 2019
"Dr. Hardeman discusses disparities and maternal mortality with Congresswomen Omar and Pressley"
Linking Structural Racism and Health
Rachel Hardeman works to bring new awareness to a deeply rooted problem
By Sarah Haugen | November 28, 2017
“The persistent health inequities in our society stifle the opportunity of many to contribute fully to the future of our nation,” says Rachel Hardeman, a health equity researcher and assistant professor at the School of Public Health. “Racism has a detrimental impact on individuals and communities.”