Rachel E. Jones

Rachel E. Jones

Ph.D. Student

Wake Forest School of Medicine

My name is Rachel, and I first came to Wake to pursue my unequivocal interests of neuroscience and public health through the HDND program. As a transitioning PhD student, I will continue taking public health courses while implementing novel neurocomputational approaches that predict individualized treatment outcomes of patients who undergo electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for depression. After I construct clinically-reliable models for this patient population, I plan to attend medical school and later use my research skill set to treat my own patients. To unify my career endeavours, I will use my public health knowledge to advocate for the underserved in my own community and implement policy change at a local level. As you can see, neuroscience, public health, and clinical application lie at the forefront of my lifelong passions. In my free time I like to go on runs, play pick-up volleyball, ride jet skis at the lake, and travel with friends. Feel free to connect with me using one of the links provided!


  • Treatment-resistant depression
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Substance abuse
  • Human decision making


  • PhD in Neuroscience, Anticipated 2022

    Wake Forest University School of Medicine

  • M.S. in Health Disparities in Neuroscience-related Disorders (HDND), 2020

    Wake Forest University School of Medicine

  • B.S. in Biology, minor in Public Health, 2018

    UNC Charlotte