Rachel Reimer, Ph.D.

Rachel Reimer, Des Moines University Department of Public Health

Rachel Reimer, Ph.D.

515-271-1432 (Office Phone)

Areas of Expertise

Academic Appointments
  • 2017-Present – MHA Program Director, Des Moines University Department of Public Health
  • 2016-Present – Department Chair, Des Moines University Department of Public Health
  • 2014-Present – Associate Professor, MPH Program Director, Department Chair, Des Moines University Master of Public Health Program
  • 2009-2014 – Assistant Professor, Des Moines University Masters of Public Health Department
  • 2008-2009 – Adjunct Faculty member, Des Moines University Masters of Public Health Department
  • 2008 – Adjunct Faculty Member, Simpson College Department of Psychology, Division of Adult Learning
  • 2003-2009 – Graduate Assistant, Iowa State University Department of Psychology
Professional Affiliations
  • Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives 2017 – Present
  • Member of the Iowa Public Health Association 2013 – Present
  • Member of Division 38 of APA: Health Psychology 2012 – Present
  • Member of the Social Psychology health network 2009 – Present
  • Member of the American Psychological Association 2005 -2015
  • Member of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2005 – Present
  • Member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine 2008 – 2011
  • Member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology 2005 – 2009
  • Member of the Society for Research in Child Development 2005 – 2009
Professional Development Activities
  • 2014 – American Council on Education: Chairs Leadership Workshop
  • 2013 – Dale Carnegie Training
  • 2012 – PRIM&R 250: The Ethical Oversight of Human subjects Research eLearning Course
  • 2012 – PRIM&R 101
  • 2012 – Write Winning Grant Proposals: A Seminar on the fundamentals of. Iowa City IA
  • 2012 -Higher Learning Commission – Assessment: Making a difference in student learning as a core strategy. Chicago, IL
Academic Service
  • 2016-Present – Department of Public Health Curriculum Committee Member ex-officio & Chair
  • 2016-Present – Department of Public Health Evaluation Committee Member – ex-officio
  • 2015-Present – DPH Academic Progress Committee Member
  • 2018-2019 – Rank Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair
    • 2017-2018 – Co-Chair
    • 2016-2017 – Member
  • 2017-2018 – DMU Academic Logistics and Planning Team Chair
    • 2014-2016 – Chair
  • 2016-Present – Member of the Higher Learning Commission Assessment Academy Member
  • 2012-Present – Co-Chair of Des Moines University Public Health research focus area Co-chair
  • 2010-2016 – Institutional Review Board Member
  • 2014-Present – Des Moines University Graduate Council Member
  • 2011-2014 – DMU Inquiry Committee Member
  • 2011-2014 – Research and Grants Chair
    • 2010-2011 – Member
  • 2012-2013 – CHS by-laws / nominating committee Chair
    • 2011-2012 – Co-chair
    • 2010-2011 – Member
  • 2011-2012 – Performance Improvement Committee (CHS strategic planning committee) Chair
    • 2009-2011 – Member
  • 2010-Present – Floor Emergency coordinator
  • 2011-2015 – MPH curriculum committee Chair

Ad Hoc Committees

  • 2013 – Student Performance Evaluation Committee (SPEC) workgroup member
  • 2012 – Faculty Workload Task force member
  • 2011 – VP for research Search committee member
  • 2011 – Portal (DMU Intranet) Committee – Member of the adoption and branding sub group
  • 2010 – MPH faculty search committee member
  • 2011 – MHA faculty search committee member
  • 2009 – Ad hoc MPH / MHA writing committee chair
Community Service
  • 2016 – Present – American College of Healthcare Executives – Iowa Chapter Board of Directors Member
  • 2014-2019 – State of Iowa Public Health Advisory Committee Member
  • 2011-2014 – Susan G. Komen of Iowa Member of the Race executive committee/Chair of the survivor sub committee

Iowa State University

  • 2008-2009 – Graduate Students in Social Psychology President
    • Secretary 2006-2008
  • 2003-2009 – Graduate Students in Psychology Member
Peer Reviewer

Preventive Medicine
Pediatrics
American Journal of Public Health
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Risk Analysis
American Journal of Public Health
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy Psychology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Master of Science, Psychology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

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