Dr. Rachel Logan is a public health researcher dedicated to improving sexual/reproductive health care experiences and outcomes in multiply marginalized communities. Her work seeks to mitigate and eliminate healthcare-related harm by addressing mistrust and disrespect, especially among those racialized as Black. She has used critical theories and reproductive justice in her work—a human rights-based perspective missing from health services research. Dr. Logan earned her PhD in public health with a concentration in Community and Family Health from the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida. She also received an MPH in Global and Community Health from the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University and a BS in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech.
The proposed work and training made possible by the Changemakers in Family Planning award will support her to further her work in whole-person and person-centered sexual and reproductive health approaches that integrate equitable contraception and abortion within its scope by increasing her competencies in (1) community-based participatory research, (2) digital storytelling, and (3) media training. Future work will include partnering with communities to design multi-level interventions to improve healthcare using antiracist theories and praxis.