Rakale Quarells, PhD

Associate Director
Cardiovascular Research Institute
Associate Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30310-1495
(404) 752-1956

Dr. Rakale Collins Quarells is a Behavioral Scientist and an Associate Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.  She is also the Associate Director of the MSM Cardiovascular Research Institute, overseeing population science research. Dr. Quarells received her PhD from Howard University in personality psychology and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine.  Dr. Quarells is currently the course director for the MSM, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and University of Georgia joint course "Community Engagement and Health Disparities in Clinical and Translational Research."  Dr. Quarells' research has primarily focused on chronic disease prevention among African Americans through behavioral interventions.  She has received funding for her research from CDC and National Institutes of Health. She will utilize her behavioral science skills and expertise to evaluate the MEW evidence-based programs, Project UPLIFT and the Self-Management Instrument for use among African Americans with epilepsy.