Rachel Police was born in Quincy and grew up in Dedham with her parents, who were both teachers, and her brother. She graduated from the Noble and Greenough School and received her BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania in English and Art History and her MPH degree in Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. In the past ten years she has lived in five different cities: Philadelphia, Chicago, London, Washington DC and Ann Arbor.
Presently, Rachel is Associate Director of Market Access and Health Outcomes at RTI Health Solutions. Previously, she was Senior Associate at Abt Bio-Pharma Solutions; Consultant, Sg2 Healthcare; Policy Analyst, Academy Health; Program Manager, Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
Rachel said, "I first became involved with Dana-Farber 13 years ago when my dad was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma and at the time I was a senior in high school. Throughout the course of his treatment, which included a stem cell transplant, my family was highly involved in his care and decision making with his physician and nurse practitioners. I spent many-a-day inside the infusion rooms at the adult clinic with him as he received chemo. Towards the end of my dad's life, my cousin Stacy Gillis, a Friends’ Board member, became involved in volunteering for DFCI. Through her, I started helping with the Friends’ events including modeling in the Key to the Cure fashion show and handing out baked goods and gift bags at the holidays. I'm thrilled to be officially joining the Friends’ Board."
As a scientist and public health professional, Rachel is a member of the American Public Health Association, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is also involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
To pay forward, Rachel decided to volunteer and said that “Dana-Farber gave my family so many wonderful years with my dad that he may never have had. I want others to benefit from the excellent care and compassion of the providers at the Institute."
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