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Rachel Grashow PhD, MS

Rachel Grashow PhD, MS

Football Players Health Study at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Rachel Grashow is the director of epidemiological research initiatives for the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University and a research scientist at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

She earned a bachelor’s degree at Wesleyan University in sociology, a PhD at Brandeis University in computational neuroscience, and a master’s of science in epidemiology at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

Grashow’s work has focused on how environmental exposures affect the overall and cognitive health of uniquely vulnerable populations, including children, pregnant women, the elderly, veterans, and professional athletes. She has conducted additional research into environmental influences on breast cancer etiology.

Grashow is committed to using sound science to uncover how health disparities may relate to environmental health factors, and to communicating the results of her work with both lay and professional audiences.


Dr. Grashow received grant funding from the NFL Players Association.