Rachel M. Ceballos, Ph.D.


Rachel M. Ceballos, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Cancer Prevention Program
Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

Fax: 206.667.5977
Mail Stop: M3-B232

Biobehavioral scientist Dr. Rachel Ceballos studies ways to reduce health disparities in cancer, primarily focusing on health outcomes in underserved communities. She has interdisciplinary training in laboratory, clinical and community settings, including psychoneuroendocrinology, the study of hormone fluctuations and their relationship to health outcomes. She leads studies of ways to support cancer survivors in the Latino and African-American communities and is a strong proponent of community-based participatory research. Through her research, Dr. Ceballos seeks to understand the psychosocial mechanisms (i.e., the psychological and social environment) that contribute to cancer-related health outcomes. She works with community partners to develop culturally-appropriate interventions that will help reduce unjust social and emotional burdens of the underserved and is also interested in the development and evaluation of culturally appropriate cancer survivorship programs.

For questions or additional information:
Ronan Cox
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N., M3-B232
Seattle, WA  98109-1024
Phone: 206.667.2844
Email: rcox@fredhutch.org

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Affiliate Assistant Professor
University of Washington, School of Public Health, Department of Health Services


Pennsylvania State University, 2005, Ph.D. (Behavioral Health)

Pennsylvania State University, 2002, M.S. (Biobehavioral Health)

California State University, 1998, B.A. (Psychology)

“What drives me as a scientist, and on a very personal level, is the idea of social justice and empowering the community.”

— Dr. Rachel Ceballos

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