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Johns Hopkins Medicine International Leadership Team

Rachel L. Hoover, M.Sc., M.B.A.

Director, Global Services

Rachel L. Hoover

Rachel L. Hoover is a director for global services at Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI). Her primary areas of focus are management of various functions for the Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare venture, business development in the Middle East and leveraging Johns Hopkins Medicine’s resources to expand services throughout the region. She brings her extensive health care operations knowledge, global project management experience, and scientific and medical background.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Ms. Hoover was the clinical operations director at Vaccinogen, a biotechnology company, where she was responsible for managing ongoing clinical development programs, including maximizing the operational efficiency and management of the company’s global clinical trials. She was a key member of an international team of scientists and industry experts that successfully developed and initiated a colon cancer vaccine clinical trial in partnership with medical centers in the United States and Europe.

Ms. Hoover has more than 15 years of clinical practice experience, research experience and proven success directing cross-functional teams in complex situations. Previously, Ms. Hoover was a clinical manager and head physician assistant practicing surgical oncology, then inpatient internal medicine. In her clinical leadership roles, she focused on optimizing team performance, operations and driving profitable business results. Concurrently, Ms. Hoover served as an adjunct faculty member in a graduate medical program and has extensive experience as a lecturer and clinical instructor.

A scientist by training, Ms. Hoover holds a degree in psychobiology from Wheaton College, an M.Sc. from DeSales University and an M.B.A. from Emory University with a concentration in health care administration.

Ms. Hoover also pursued advanced science studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she performed research in a world-renowned brain injury research center. There, she was a member of an international team of scientists and published multiple, peer-reviewed, primary research papers in addition to performing collaborative research in Finland.