Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN, FAAN

Assistant Professor

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing

Dr. Hirschey is an Assistant Professor in the UNC School of Nursing and associate member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research program focuses on improving cancer outcomes and achieving health equity across populations. Guided by the SHARE (Striving to Hold Accountability in Research Equity) community advisory board, she collaborates with non-scientist community members, cancer survivors, patient advocates, and individuals impacted by racism to develop a relevant and effective research program. Her work emphasizes reducing cancer disparities and creating scalable behavioral interventions in oncology practice. Her research has been funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the Oncology Nursing Foundation. She also serves as MPI of the NCI/CDC funded Comprehensive Cancer Center Control Collaborative, NC (4CNC) (2019-2025) which aims to improve research dissemination and implementation nationally.