Dr. Rachel Thornton is associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also serves as Associate Medical Director for Pediatric Managed Care in the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians.
A practicing primary care pediatrician at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Children’s Medical Practice, she studies the impacts of social and behavioral factors on child health and health equity and the impacts of non-health sector policies child health and family well-being.
Dr. Thornton received her BA from New York University and her MD and PhD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health respectively. She also completed Pediatrics residency and general academic pediatrics fellowship training at Johns Hopkins.