Rachel Gold, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist and health services researcher. Her work focuses on the use of health information technology to reduce health disparities, and the implementation methods needed to support adoption of such technologies. She holds a joint position as a Senior Investigator at the Kaiser Permanente NW Center for Health Research and the Lead Research Scientist at OCHIN, Inc. She recently studied how to take an initiative that improved cardiovascular disease and diabetes care in Kaiser Permanente and translate that into community health clinics serving socioeconomically vulnerable patient populations. She is currently studying the impact of an innovative point-of-care cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment tool on CVD outcomes in community clinics. She also pilot-tested electronic health record-based tools for collecting and acting on patient-reported social determinants of health and is now studying how to help community clinics implement social determinants screening. She serves on several national committees related to social determinants of health, including a National Academies committee writing a report on social care integration into medical care. She is an expert on practice improvement implementation in the CHC setting. Past efforts include analyzing the impact of state insurance policy changes on pediatric care in safety net clinics, and the relationship between continuous insurance coverage and receipt of diabetes care in community clinic settings. Dr. Gold earned her MPH from Temple University and her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Washington.