Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Promotion
Rachel McCardel is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior at the University of Georgia. She also received her B.S. in Health Promotion and MPH in Health Promotion at the University of Georgia. Currently, Rachel is a graduate research assistant for the Workplace Health Group and assists in evaluating worksite programs and policies related to physical activity, nutrition, and breastfeeding. In her research, Rachel is interested in understanding how returning to work after giving birth influences working mothers’ breastfeeding behaviors and mental health. By understanding these relationships, she hopes to design and implement strategies to support working mothers and their families.