Regional Initiatives Director
Amanda Harris rejoined the RHC team in April 2018. As the Regional Initiatives Director, she leads the Chronic Pain Initiative.
Previously, she served as the Manager of Community Programs at the RHC from 2016-2017, where she supported the development and implementation of Alive and Well STL. In her one-year leave of absence from the Commission, Amanda pursued a Fulbright Research Fellowship and analyzed an intercultural birthing initiative in northern Chile.
Education and Involvement
She graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2016 from Washington University in St. Louis as a John B. Ervin Scholar and with a major in Anthropology (Global Health track). During her time as an undergraduate student, she interned at Health Literacy Media, where she revamped the Health Environment Assessment. Additionally, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Amanda conducted an investigation on the methodologies involved in studying infections of the placenta as a source of preterm birth in pregnant women.