Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Office: 5104
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN is a behavioral scientist with experience in the field of exercise oncology. She is an associate member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research focuses on designing and testing physical activity interventions to improve cancer outcomes and eliminate cancer disparities. Priorities in Dr. Hirschey’s work include: (1) co-creating interventions with key stakeholders; (2) guiding interventions with dual process behavior theories; (3) creating interventions to be scalable and sustainable in oncology practice; and (4) tailoring interventions for groups who experience cancer disparities. Dr. Hirschey serves on the Oncology Nursing Society Triangle Chapter Board as co-chair of leadership and mentorship. She is passionate about working with oncology nurses and students to implement evidence-based practice changes and improve health equity across the nursing education, practice and research.