Rachelle Johnsson Chiang, DrPH, MPH

Rachelle Johnsson Chiang, DrPH, MPH has 18 years' experience working at the intersection of public health and education. Her experience includes work on child and adolescent health, chronic disease prevention, health and education policy at the local, state, and national levels, social determinants of health and education, and mental health and substance abuse, including opioids.


She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Health at the University of Texas at Austin, and maintains a consulting practice.


Prior to joining UT-Austin, Rachelle most recently served as the Director of a national school health initiative at the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD). In this role, she oversaw program planning and evaluation, policy research, technical assistance to states and local communities, and publication development and dissemination.


In addition to NACDD, Rachelle has worked for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Prevent Cancer Foundation, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), and served as a consultant to various state and national organizations.


Rachelle has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Spanish from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master of Public Health from George Washington University, and a Doctorate of Public Health in Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.


Rachelle is fluent in Spanish, a former Peace Corps Volunteer, and has a passion for reducing health and education disparities, particularly as it relates to Hispanic children.


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