Rachel Yoskowitz, B.S.N., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor Biomedical Sciences,
Coordinator Community and Global Health

Rachel Yoskowitz

Ms. Yoskowitz joined the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in 2011 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. She teaches global health and is a member of the COMPASS team, which advises medical students on their community engagement. She also developed, implemented and coordinates the monthly COMPASS Hot Topics in Medicine Lunch n’ Learn Seminar Series.

Ms. Yoskowitz earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston; a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University; and a nursing diploma from The Sinai Hospital of Baltimore School of Nursing. Her experience includes being a clinical nurse in perioperative nursing, a head nurse in medical-surgical nursing, and an instructor of Fundamentals of Nursing and Medical-Surgical Nursing at the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing.

Before joining the OUWB School of Medicine, Ms. Yoskowitz served as the Founding Director of Project Chessed, a nationally recognized access–to-care network for low-income uninsured adults in metro Detroit. In this capacity she provided testimony before the Michigan legislative committee reviewing and amending the state’s laws protecting physician volunteers and also reviewed the Affordable Care Act (pending) legislation for the office of Congressman Gary Peters.

Ms. Yoskowitz previously served as Director of Education for the American Lung Association of Minnesota and Director of Adolescent Health for the Delaware Division of Public Health. In this latter capacity, she oversaw the expansion of school-based health centers to every public high school in Delaware. She has engaged with communities both professionally and as a volunteer through the International Council of Nurses Exchange Visitor Program, refugee resettlement and working in urban community clinics, receiving recognition for her community service role in advocacy and outreach to refugees.

Contact Information:

Office: 449 O’Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-4355
Email: yoskowit@oakland.edu

Specialty Areas:

population health, health disparities, access to care, refugee health.


M.P.H., University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas

B.S., Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Nursing Diploma, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore School of Nursing, Baltimore

Research Interests:

Refugee health, global health ethics and global health disparities