Dr. Dvoskin is a Researcher at the Center. She works with Center staff to meet the goals of its NHGRI-funded work and helps to develop and draft Center materials including grants and manuscripts. Before joining the Center she was a postdoctoral associate at the University of Florida, where she studied genetic and sociocultural risk factors for hypertension and helped initiate a study on stress and epigenetics in new mothers and infants in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rachel also worked for two years as the copy editor and a contributing writer for Scientific American Mind. She holds a Ph.D. in biological anthropology from New York University and a B.S. in Psychology from Duke University.