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Northern Arizona University
Rachel Billowitz has been a member of the Northern Arizona University Health Sciences faculty since 2004. Rachel earned her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Arizona with an emphasis in Health Education. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College with majors in anthropology and women's studies.
Rachel teaches in the residential Public Health program. She currently teaches Foundations of Public Health; Maternal, Child and Sexual Health; and the internship (fieldwork experience) class. For nine semesters, she offered a peer education training program that prepared students to promote healthy sexuality with the Student Education Team.
Additionally, she is the Sexual Health Education Consultant for North Country Healthcare, through which she offers a comprehensive sexual health education curriculum to charter schools and community groups in the Flagstaff area. Prior to that, she was the Program Coordinator and Community Educator for Planned Parenthood Arizona for eight years.
Primary Teaching Area in the Department: Public Health
Current Interest Areas: Sexual health; violence prevention; sexual health education in K-12 schools
Past Interest Areas: Evaluation of community-based interventions and community-based participatory research; peer education programs in university settings