Rachel Gur-Arie is a Hecht-Levi Postdoctoral Fellow at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She is also jointly appointed as a postdoctoral fellow in Ethics and Infectious Disease at the Wellcome Center for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford, supported by the Wellcome Trust.
Dr. Gur-Arie completed her PhD in Health Systems Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), during which she qualitatively investigated communicable disease prevention interventions among healthcare personnel (HCP) in Israel. She also led the qualitative component of a multi-year research collaboration on influenza vaccination effectiveness among HCP between Clalit Health Services (Israel’s largest HMO), BGU, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Gur-Arie was a 2015 Fulbright Scholar at BGU in public health from Arizona State University, where she earned her MS and BS in Bioscience Ethics, Policy, and Law. She previously worked at the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes in Washington, D.C and the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. As a Hecht-Levi Fellow, Rachel is interested in further investigating the professional and personal responsibilities of HCP within the context of infection control to promote their wellbeing.