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Rachel Grashow

Director of Epidemiological Research Initiatives

Rachel Grashow is the director of epidemiological research initiatives and co-investigator of Family Experiences Managing Football Lives (FEM-FL) for the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University. Grashow is also a research scientist at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Wesleyan University in sociology, a PhD at Brandeis University in computational neuroscience, and a master’s of science in epidemiology at the Harvard Chan School. Grashow’s work has focused on how environmental exposures affect the overall and cognitive health of uniquely vulnerable populations, including children, pregnant women, the elderly, veterans, and professional athletes. She has conducted additional research into environmental influences on breast cancer etiology. Grashow is committed to using sound science to uncover how health disparities may relate to environmental health factors, and to communicating the results of her work with both lay and professional audiences.

Teams: Leadership Team, Research Team