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Rachel Hemphill, PhD, MA, is a Program Officer in the Evaluation and Analysis department at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In this role, she designs, leads, and supports a range of evaluation projects that generate evidence about PCORI’s progress toward organizational goals and facilitates PCORI’s use of evidence for strategic decisions about programs and processes.

Before joining PCORI, Hemphill was a postdoctoral research scholar at the Pennsylvania State University's Center for Healthy Aging. Her prior work focused on couples coping with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis. Hemphill conducted observational research investigating psychological and social factors that influence the health and wellbeing of older adults with chronic health conditions and their partners. She also collaborated on the development of a web-based intervention to improve the health behaviors and communication skills of couples coping with chronic health conditions.

Hemphill received a bachelor of arts in psychology and French from the University of Tennessee and a master of arts and doctorate in experimental psychology with a dual concentration in health and social psychology from Kent State University.

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