Introduction – Global Health Research Program Manager

The DOLF project is pleased to announce that Rachel Bick has joined our team as Global Health Research Project Manager

Rachel brings international experience in global health and a strong academic background to this role.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Psychology degree from the University of Utah and a Master of Public Health degree from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis where she graduated as a Delta Omega honors scholar. In addition to strong academics, Rachel has diverse experiences managing global health intervention and research projects. Prior to earning her MPH, Rachel spent a year living and working in Gujurat, India designing and implementing a health screening and referral program to reduce infant mortality in rural communities. During her graduate studies she also worked on projects to improve immunization strategies in an era of anti-vaccination, and lead student organizations for global health awareness and learning within her program. In addition to our new role with our team, Rachel consults for the Minga Foundation, an organization that supports capacity building and M&E skill building. Projects with partners focus on improving sexual and reproductive health services for youth in Malawi and gender awareness. While Rachel’s interests are varied, she is particularly interested in the gendered experiences of disease and morbidity and how gender norms affect morbidity management strategies as well as acceptability of programming.

Rachel’s main role in the DOLF project will be to manage field research projects. This will require close collaboration with endemic country scientists and health officials. She will participate in field studies and DOLF communication strategies, and she will also serve as a key link between DOLF and other NTD programs and research projects.

Please feel free to contact Rachel at
Tel +1 314 747 5758

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