Rachel Grob, MA, PhD
My understanding that good health matters a lot for human well-being began with a childhood injury, and has been deepening ever since. My work at the Center for Patient Partnerships is about improving health by listening to people’s experiences with health and health care. We do this by synthesizing what we hear from many different sources, and then using this powerful learning as a source for making concrete changes that benefit consumers, families and communities. Besides directing national initiatives at the Center for Patient Partnerships, I have roles at the university in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the Health Innovation Program. I also chair a national Health Experiences Research Network here in the United States, and act as Vice Chair for the global health experiences organization DIPEx International. In addition to devoting time to the career I love, I spend time with my spectacular family (human and animal), doing yoga, being outside, and writing and organizing for a more just society.