IMG_7026Rachel Yantzi holds a master’s degree in community health nursing and public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Goshen College.  In addition to her work with the Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group, Rachel is pediatric critical care nurse at McMaster Children’s Hospital and coordinates a study related to ethics during pediatric resuscitation research.  Rachel worked with MSF in the Central African Republic in 2009 as supervisor of an inpatient department and therapeutic feeding program.

Rachel’s research interests include patient and family experiences of healthcare and research participation, palliative care during the humanitarian response, qualitative health research methods, moral distress among international and national humanitarian healthcare providers, and critical approaches to humanitarian health ethics.