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Dr. Rachel R Hardeman


As a Speaker, Educator, Thought Leader, I am happy to engage with you to share my research and thoughts on how to leverage our Radical Imagination as we move towards health equity. I have the ability to translate complex ideas and data in ways that are palatable, understandable and actionable for any audience.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements
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April 18, 2024

Virtual: Keynote

Black Women's Wellness



April 19, 2024

In Person

The University of NE Medical Center


Take a listen to any of the links below for examples of keynotes, presentations and trainings that I have offered to a variety of audiences:



Can Reparations Close the Racial Health Gap?

This panel was part of the the Nov. 3, 2022 symposium co-hosted by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and Harvard Public Health magazine.

Moderator: Madina Agénor, ScD, MPH

Panelists: Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH Jourdyn Lawrence, PhD Collette N. Ncube, DrPH, MPH, MS

December 10, 2022

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Dr. Rachel Hardeman: Racial Inequities in Pregnancy Related Death

About 700 people die in the U.S. each year during pregnancy, delivery, or soon afterward—and death rates are three to four times higher among Black and Indigenous populations than white counterparts.

Experts on Camera

July 26, 2022


Maternal deaths climb during first year of the coronavirus pandemic

Dr. Rachel Hardeman, the director of the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity, joins CBS News' Elaine Quijano and Nikki Battiste to discuss the growing number of pregnancy-related deaths and why the Black community is most affected.

February 25 , 2022


Speaking Topics:


Structural Racism and Supporting Black Lives - The Role of Health Professionals

Momma!”: An Exploration of the Intersections of Reproductive Justice and Police Violence

Black Babies Matter: Physician-Patient Racial Concordance and Disparities in Birthing Mortality for Newborns

"We have run out of time" Antiracist Approaches to Data & Measurement for Health Equity

Black Reproductive Health: Getting at the Root Cause of Inequity

Can We Make Health Equity Profitable?

Lets talk about the “P Word”: The role of Power in Perpetuating Health Inequities

Stolen Breaths

Do it for the Culture: A Discussion of Antiracist Research Methods

The Mental and Physical toll of Racism on Black Women in Academia in the aftermath of Claudine Gay

The incompatibility of the work of antiracist research within predominately white academic institutions.

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