Faculty Profile

Faculty

Rachel L. J. Thornton

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Focus Areas: Environmental Challenges

Assistant Professor

Email: rjohns21@jhmi.edu

Faculty

Rachel L. J. Thornton

Dr. Rachel L. J. Thornton is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Health, Behavior, and Society. She is a board-certified pediatrician and public health researcher. A former White House Fellow and Health Policy Advisor to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, she is an expert in health disparities and health equity research. Her research contributed to changes in alcohol outlet related zoning policy in Baltimore and has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science.