About Rachel

As Senior Director, Rachel (also known as “Rae”) leads research studies on provider strategy and applies the knowledge and resources available through Advisory Board research to address the top challenges at individual organizations.

Rachel has been leading or advising research studies for Advisory Board since 2015, and has overseen a wide range of publications on topics like primary care transformation, consumer strategy, medical group operations, physician engagement, and burnout prevention. Through her research Rachel provides the strategic guidance, tools, and implementation support to help executives find and implement the best solutions to the toughest challenges facing health care.

To apply lessons learned from research to individual organizations, Rachel splits her time between advising researchers and helping executive teams make sound decisions and substantive progress against their goals. Known for her energetic style and passion for teaching, Rachel is a frequent speaker and facilitator at physician retreats and leadership meetings. She is always excited to work directly with executives to educate, advise, and offer tactics for scalable implementation.

Rachel holds an MS in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University and a BS in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University.

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Rae currently hosts Radio Advisory, a podcast for busy health care leaders.

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Areas of expertise

Population Health, Market Trends, Strategy, Health Systems, Strategy Implementation, Planning,

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Rachel's Upcoming Events

Webconference
Jan 28 2021

The 2021 playbook: What the future holds for primary care

Join us for this webinar to get Advisory Board’s perspective on the future of primary care, and to hear key takeaways from the live event in December. More Register

Webconference
Jan 12 2021

The 2021 playbook: How to build your 'clinical workforce of the future'

Join us for this webinar to get Advisory Board’s perspective on the future of the clinical workforce, and to hear key takeaways from the live event in December. More Register