Rachael Bowers,  Ph.D.

Rachael Bowers, Ph.D.

Director of Education and Co-Director of MS in Community Engaged Medicine

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Rachael Bowers joined the Institute for the Advancement of Community Health in 2018 as IACH Education Coordinator, and in 2019 was appointed IACH Assistant Education Director. In addition to co-directing the MS-CEM Program, Bowers currently serves as the Director of Education, leading the expansion of educational opportunities offered by the IACH. Prior to her family’s relocation, she was the program manager for an innovative integrated pediatric primary care and behavioral health program at The Dimock Center, a community health center in Boston, MA. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Bowers also worked on a variety of research projects related to primary care and behavioral health access, perceptions of integrated care and strategies to address social determinants of health in pediatrics. She earned a B.A. in Anthropology and History from the University of Notre Dame, an M.S.W from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in International Family and Community Studies at Clemson University. Her dissertation examined the social and psychological impacts of homeownership achieved through participation in the Habitat for Humanity program in South Carolina.