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Rachel Powell

Rachel Powell PhD, MPH, CHES, CPH is a public health professional with experience in project management, health communication, breastfeeding, childhood obesity, stakeholder engagement, and research & evaluation. Rachel currently serves as Senior Program Manager at CDC Foundation. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at Georgia State University and an independent consultant with non-profits and universities. Previously, Rachel has worked on various global and domestic public health programs as well as emergency response efforts for the Zika response in Puerto Rico and Ebola response in the U.S. Rachel graduated with her PhD in Health Promotion & Behavior from The University of Georgia, MPH with a dual concentration in Maternal & Child Health and Health Communication & Education from Tulane University; and her Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication from Mercer University. A born Texan, Rachel now lives in Historic College Park with her husband and toddler son.