Rachel Reimer
Position Assistant professor - Master of Public Health
Phone515-271-1432
Emailrachel.reimer@dmu.edu

2014 research

My research is focused broadly on examining how individuals make decisions about health, and the social, cultural, and environmental factors that affect those decisions. My current research is focused primarily on using social psychology theory to examine disparities between White and Latina women on factors associated with HPV vaccination (such as parent-child communication, religiosity, and perceived norms). I also research decision making for adolescent health risk behaviors such as alcohol consumption and risky sexual behaviors. Finally, I am involved in experimental research examining the longitudinal effects of a childhood obesity prevention program.