Rachel Wilbur

Rachel Wilbur

PhD Candidate in Anthropology

UNC Chapel Hill

Rachel is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in Human Biology. Her research examines the impact of social determinants of health, historical and intergenerational trauma and resilience on contemporary health for Native American and Alaska Native peoples. Her dissertation research seeks to elucidate and document the pathways through which a family history of Federal Indian Boarding School attendance may continue to impact the physical health and wellbeing of future generations, as well as the ways in which engagement in cultural revitalization activities may mitigate the impacts of historical trauma.

Education

  • PhD in Anthropology, Current

    UNC Chapel Hill

  • MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education, 2015

    UNC Chapel Hill

  • BS in Public Health, 2011

    University of Washington

  • BA in Medical Anthropology and Global Health, 2011

    University of Washington