Rajika Reed

Adjunct Professor, Sociology, Epidemiologist, St. Luke's Hospital

Rajika E. Reed, Ph.D., MPH, M.Ed. is the Senior Network Director of Epidemiology & Strategy at St Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, where she plays an instrumental role in conducting the Community Health Needs Assessments across SLUHN’s eleven campuses.  She also plays a role in quality improvement initiatives, advancement of health equity, and measurement and evaluation processes.  In addition, she is an adjunct professor at Lehigh University in the Health, Medicine and Society program.  Her research interests include collaborative learning, and the utilization of geospatial thinking and reasoning skills using geographic information systems (GIS) to enhance public health education. Additionally, Rajika is interested in research about serving vulnerable populations to ensure health equity through access to care, education of health care professionals and policy change within institutions.  She graduated with a BS in Biology from Pennsylvania State University, received her MPH from the University of Pittsburgh where she completed a Fellowship at the Center for Minority Health, and earned her M.Ed. followed by her Ph.D. from Lehigh University.  Rajika has worked in the field of public health for more than 20 years.