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Rachel Lawley

Assistant Director

MBA, 2012, Emory University

MPH, 2006, Emory University

BSE, 1999, Tufts University


Rachel Lawley is the Assistant Director for both the Training & Education and the Developmental & Pilot Research Cores of the Georgia State University Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science.  Rachel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University, after dedicating a year to community service in AmeriCorps, she worked in mental/behavioral health with youth and families in Boston, MA for three years.

While receiving a Master of Public Health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health (2006), she moved into the field of tobacco control focusing on learning and development at the Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC).  Rachel oversaw TTAC’s contracts and grants, managed internal operations, and established TTAC’s internship program to provide practical experience MPH students. She received a MBA from Emory’s Goizueta Business School in 2012.

Since then she has developed and implemented diverse capacity building programs including web-based toolkits, curricula and resources; tailored trainings; professional networks; and several large scale training events for national and state professionals working in chronic disease prevention.