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Rachel N. Grob

BA, Wesleyan University. MA (health advocacy), Sarah Lawrence College. PhD (sociology), City University of New York Graduate Center. Research focus on interface of genetics and advocacy and the social impact of technological innovation. Currently scholar-in-residence and director of national initiatives, Center for Patient Partnerships, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Formerly associate dean of graduate studies and director, Child Development Institute, Sarah Lawrence College. Investigator in health policy research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2006-2011. Prior positions include director of policy analysis and planning, Andrus Children’s Center (responsibilities included development of services for children and families and spearheading an Early Childhood Initiative in Yonkers, New York) and assistant to the deputy commissioner of health, Westchester County Health Department. Author of Testing Baby: The Transformation of Newborn Screening, Parenting and Policymaking, forthcoming 2011, and co-editor of Patients as Policy Actors, 2011 and of numerous articles and book chapters about advocacy, parenting, newborn screening, and genetics. SLC, 1998—

Graduate program: Health Advocacy Program