B.A in Sociology and Minor in Women and Gender Studies, Bucknell University
M.A in Medical Ethics & Law, Keele University
Areas of Research & Interest:
Minority Access to Healthcare, Healthcare Equity, Social & Behavioral Issues in Healthcare
Rayheann began studying health determinants on a societal level as an undergraduate student. After the completion of her degree, she went on to conduct research and aim her dissertation at Keele University around minority populations and their perception of the medical sphere; how years of past injustice have led to legitimized feelings of disenfranchisement. In addition to focusing her research on vulnerable populations, Rayheann has dedicated her time working and volunteering with medical practices that specialize in Maternal and Child Care. While working with these organizations, she has made it a mission also to address issues of poverty in certain rural communities thus leading to her publication detailing her experience entitled: “Melding Medicine, Kids, and Care: How Education, Introspection, and Storytelling Can Transform Poverty.” In her free time, she enjoys watching psychological thrillers, blogging and aimlessly scrolling BuzzFeed.