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Rachel Pearson

Rachel Pearson is an MD/PhD student, MS4, at the Institute for the Medical Humanities and the University of Texas Medical Branch. Her research interests are in mental illness narratives and the application of findings in neuroscience to broader notions of personhood and humanity. Rachel’s poetry has appeared in The Mid-American Review, the Windward Review, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of the Academy of American Poets Award from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a student scholar in the John P. McGovern Academy for Oslerian Medicine and a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.