Rachel Patzer, Ph.D., MPH

Rachel Patzer

Professor, Departments of Medicine and Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Emory Health Services Research Center, Emory University School of Medicine

Member, OneFlorida+ Executive Committee

Rachel Patzer, Ph.D., MPH, is a professor with a joint appointment in the departments of medicine and surgery of the Emory University School of Medicine. As the director of the Emory Health Services Research (HSR) Center in the Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Patzer is leading the expansion, implementation, and promotion of health services research that is designed to deliver better patient outcomes and work toward making clinical care delivery perform at the highest quality and value.

After receiving her Ph.D. in epidemiology at Emory, Dr. Patzer joined the Emory Department of Surgery with a joint appointment in the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) and an appointment in the Department of Medicine in 2011. In 2015, Dr. Patzer began directing the health services research program of the Emory Transplant Center. Her recent research projects have focused on the development of a novel surveillance data registry for kidney disease, the development of quality metrics, epidemiologic investigations of the causes of variability in access to renal transplantation among pediatric and adult end-stage renal disease patients, and the development and evaluation of pragmatic interventions to improve equity in access to transplantation.