Rachel Dreyer is a Postdoctoral Associate in Medicine, and a visiting scholar at the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE). Dr Dreyer’s background is in outcomes research, with particular expertise in women’s cardiovascular health. In 2008, she graduated with 1st class Honors from the University of Adelaide in South Australia with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Physiology/Psychology). In 2013, she received her PhD in Medicine (Epidemiology), also from the University of Adelaide, where she researched the impact of sex and gender disparities in relation to cardiovascular disease. Her doctoral thesis resulted in the Dean’s commendation for thesis excellence as well as being shortlisted for the University of Adelaide Medal. In 2014, Dr Dreyer received the American Australian Association Fellowship to pursue her postdoctoral studies at Yale University. Her interests include examining sex and gender differences in a range of cardiovascular conditions with a focus on understanding patient recovery following myocardial infarction (i.e. hospital readmission, health status trajectories, return to work). More broadly, she is interested in developing methods for assessing patient’s health outcomes (symptoms, functioning, quality of life) and in measuring healthcare quality to guide medical decision-making.
Education & Training
|PhD||University of Adelaide (Australia) (2013)|
|BS||University of Adelaide (Australia) (2007)|