Rachel Hardeman

Rachel Hardeman

Blue Cross Endowed Professor of Health and Racial Equity

Associate professor

U of M School of Public Health




Rachel Hardeman has achieved national recognition for her work on racial inequities in health care. The University of Minnesota associate professor and reproductive health equity researcher has highlighted how two public health crises—Covid-19 and police brutality—have disproportionally affected Black Americans. Working with experts across the country, she also researched the impacts of doctors’ race on Black infant mortality. According to their research, Black infants are less likely to die when cared for by Black providers. In the new year, she plans to establish a new center for anti-racist research in health care, with the goal of developing evidence-based methods for measuring the impact of racism on health outcomes.