Rachel Bergmans, MPH, PhD, is a Research Investigator in the University of Michigan Department of Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center (CPFRC) and the faculty co-leader of the CPFRC Health Equity Core. Dr. Bergmans is a social epidemiologist and community-engaged researcher. Her program of work is focused on integrating community-engaged approaches within the context of clinical research for chronic pain conditions to inform tailored care strategies and, ultimately, reduce inequities in treatment outcomes. Dr. Bergmans earned her BA in exercise science from Hope College in 2009 and her MPH from the University of Michigan in 2013. In 2017, she obtained her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Bergmans is committed to mentoring and training junior investigators in health equity and community-engaged research. As a mentor to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, she enjoys helping students identify their academic concentrations, encouraging mentees to pursue leadership positions in their fields of interest, and increasing access to academic and career development resources.
Areas of Interest
Chronic pain conditions, mental health, community-engaged research, health equity, epidemiology