Rebecca K. Rudel, DrPH, MPH, RD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

DPH/DrPH, Boston University
MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, Tufts University

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Rudel is an implementation scientist and evaluator focused on the intersection between clinical care and public health. She uses implementation science frameworks and methods to evaluate programs and interventions that aim to improve quality of and access to care for underserved and vulnerable populations. She has extensive experience designing and undertaking process and outcome evaluations for a variety of healthcare-based interventions, including an on-site produce market and a mobile health clinic. Methodologically, Dr. Rudel has expertise in mixed methods evaluations with an intensive focus on qualitative analysis. With a background as a dietitian, Professor Rudel combines her clinical and research expertise to design and evaluate interventions to improve health outcomes. She also takes an equity lens to her work, aiming to create an environment where all people have the ability to achieve optimal health.

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  1. Rudel RK, Byhoff E, Strombotne KL, Drainoni ML, Greece JA. Healthcare-based food assistance programmes in the United States: a scoping review and typology. J Nutr Sci. 2023; 12:e128.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38155805; PMCID: PMC10753472; DOI: 10.1017/jns.2023.111;
  2. Lysen L, Rudel R, Robinson D. Nutrition in Weight Management. In: Raymond JL, Morrow K, eds. Krause and Mahan’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process.16th ed. Elsevier. 2022.
  3. Fan X, Rudel R, Berger M, Hershman M, Seres D. General Nutrition Principles. In: Yamada’s Textbook of Gastroenterology. 7th ed. Wiley. 2022.
  4. Burgermaster M, Rudel R, Seres D. Dietary Sodium Restriction for Heart Failure: A Systematic Review of Intervention Outcomes and Behavioral Determinants. Am J Med. 2020 Dec; 133(12):1391-1402. PMID: 32682866; PMCID: PMC7704603; DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.06.018;
  5. Lysen L, Rudel R, Robinson D. Nutrition in Weight Management. In: Raymond JL, Morrow K, eds. Krause and Mahan’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process.15th ed. Elsevier. 2020.
  6. Donovan NJ, Amariglio RE, Zoller AS, Rudel RK, Gomez-Isla T, Blacker D, Hyman BT, Locascio JJ, Johnson KA, Sperling RA, Marshall GA, Rentz DM. Subjective cognitive concerns and neuropsychiatric predictors of progression to the early clinical stages of Alzheimer disease. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Dec; 22(12):1642-51. PMID: 24698445; PMCID: PMC4145054; DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2014.02.007;

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2023 Alpha Beta Chapter: Inductee, Delta Omega Honor Society
2021 Boston University Women’s Guild: Awardee, McLaughlin Award
2017 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital: Nominee, Dietetic Intern Preceptor of the Year
2016 Theta Chapter: Inductee, Delta Omega Honor Society
2015 Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Foundation: Awardee, Margaret Ross Memorial Scholarship
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Food Insecurity
Social Determinants of Health
Health Equity
Qualitative Research
Assistance, Food
Participatory Research, Community-Based
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