Rachel Eagan


Research Assistant, the Vaccine Confidence Project and Hygiene Futures at LSHTM


Rachel Eagan is a Research Assistant with the Vaccine Confidence Project and Hygiene Futures at LSHTM. Working across projects, Rachel contributes to research design and analysis, as well as publication and report writing. Rachel brings 10-years of experience to VCP, working at the intersection of health, health, housing, economic opportunity, and community connection to drive policy and systems change.

Prior to joining VCP, Rachel worked as a project manager for the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington overseeing a multi-country collaborative research consortium measuring incidence of Shigella to support future vaccine trials; as a consultant for the UN assessing healthcare systems across Asia and The Pacific; as a research assistant for Washington Healthcare Access Alliance conducting primary care needs assessments for the state of Washington; and as a data analyst for HomeSight supporting community-led planning processes and equitable development initiatives to address health disparities in Southeast Seattle.

Rachel also lived and worked in El Sauce, Nicaragua, collaborating with local teams to improve housing quality, increase access to healthy food, and stimulate household level economic opportunities to ultimately impact health outcomes in a rural setting. Rachel holds a MSc in Demography & Health from LSHTM.