Grob, Rachel NellScientist III
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Rachel Grob’s research interests include patients’ experiences with health care; inclusion of patient experience measures in public reporting; how patient voice influences health policy; theory and practice of advocacy; social impact of genetics; child health, including the impact of play on young children. Her work has been supported by numerous public and private funders including Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AHRQ, the Ford Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the New York State Department of Health.  She is author of multiple articles and the book Testing Baby: The Transformation of Newborn Screening, Parenting and Policymaking (Rutgers University Press, 2011), as well as co-editor of Patients as Policy Actors (Rutgers University Press, 2011)Dr. Grob is a member of national committees such as the Measure Application Partnership and the National Quality Forum’s Task Force on Patient- and Family-Centered Care.She holds degrees from Wesleyan University, Sarah Lawrence College (M.A. in health advocacy), and the City University of New York Graduate Center (Ph.D in sociology).

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