Rachel A. Gooze

Rachel A. Gooze

Research Scientist, Bethesda, MD

Areas Of Expertise


Education & Certification

Ph.D., Public Health, Temple University

Rachel Gooze received her Ph.D. in public health with an emphasis on social and behavioral health. She has studied factors associated with childhood obesity, including maternal-child attachment quality and obesity prevention practices in Head Start. She is passionate about applied, multidisciplinary research on children’s health and well-being and how the well-being of adults contributes to healthy child development. Her Ph.D. dissertation examined the association between workplace stress and teacher-child relationship quality among early childhood educators.