Rachel Wilbur, PhD, MPH


Assistant Research Professor

Rachel E. Wilbur, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Research Professor with IREACH in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. She is descendant Tolowa and Chetco and grew up in northern California and western Washington state. Her research focus is on the role of cultural engagement and revitalization in promoting wellbeing for American Indian and Alaska Native communities, and she is particularly invested in community- and strengths-based research. She received both her MPH in health behavior and her PhD in biological anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before continuing her training as a postdoctoral fellow in Indigenous Community Wellbeing at Harvard Medical School, where she was also a scholar with the Harvard University Native American Program. Outside of work Rachel enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, and spending time on the water with her family.

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    Assistant Research Professor
Rachel Wilbur