Rachel Harris

Doctoral Candidate
Rachel Harris

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CAPSW (WI, #129625-121)
Resume / CV

Rachel is a doctoral candidate in the College of Social Work at Florida State University (FSU) and a graduate research assistant in the Center of Population Sciences for Health Equity, also at FSU. Her research is focused on socially marginalized populations, with a special interest in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) populations in relation to health and social service delivery and engagement and social determinants of health.


  • Health and social service delivery
  • Social determinants of health and wellbeing
  • Maternal and Child Health populations


  • Graduate Certificate, 2018, Measurement & Statistics, FSU College of Education

  • MSW, 2013, Social Work, Social Policy and Administration Track, FSU College of Social Work

  • BA, 2010, International Affairs, Concentration in Political Science, FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

  • AA, 2008, General Studies, Valencia Community College


Xavier Hall, C. D., Harris, R. M., Girod, C., Yount, K., Sales, J., Burns, P., & Wong, F. (2023). Utilizing latent class analysis to assess the association of intersectional stigma on mental health outcomes among young adult Black, Indigenous and sexual minority women of color. LGBT Health. doi.org/10.1089/lgbt.2022.0083

Harris, R. M., Xavier Hall, C. D., Mills, J. C., Pence, B. W., Bagneris, J., & Wong, F. Y. Beyond viral suppression – The impact of cumulative lifetime violence on health-related quality of life among a cohort of virally suppressed patients. (2023). Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 92(1), 59-66. doi:10.1097/QAI.0000000000003099

Wang, L., Harris, R., Simoni, J. M., Yue, Q., Fu, J., Zheng, H., Ning, Z., Xavier Hall, C. D., Burns, P. A., & Wong, F. Y. (2022). Health services utilization and its associations with depression and sexual risk behaviors among transgender women in Shanghai, China. Transgender Health. https://doi.org/10.1089/trgh.2021.0009

Millender, E., Harris, R., Bagneris, J., Reid Marks, L., Barcelona, V., Wong, F. Y., Crusto, C., & Taylor, J. (2022). The cumulative influence of perceived discrimination, stress, and coping responses on symptoms of depression among young African American mothers. Journal of American Psychiatric Nurses Association. doi:10.1177/10783903221105281

Rachel Harris