Rachel French is a second-year predoctoral fellow at CHOPR. She holds a BSN from Boston College. Rachel worked as an RN in Boise, ID at a Federally Qualified Health Center that provided primary care and medication assisted treatment to a largely underserved population. Her research interests include leveraging nursing resources to improve patient outcomes and reduce health disparities for hospitalized patients with comorbid opioid use disorder. She is passionate about her work with opioid addiction and is interested in evaluating the role of nurses in addressing the opioid crisis. She seeks to expand upon her interests by taking a systemic, rather than individualistic, approach. 

Recent Presentaton

Dierkes, A., Schlak, A., & French, R., McHugh, M., & Aiken, L. (2019, June). The Impact of Nurse and Hospital Characteristics on Nurse Specialty Certification. Poster presented at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Washington D.C.