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Portrait of Rachaline Napier

Rachaline Napier is an epidemiologist and has worked in the field of public health for 20 years at both state and local public health agencies. She has held a variety of positions including environmental health epidemiologist, communicable disease epidemiologist, public health program manager, bioterrorism coordinator for the city, research specialist, and public health program evaluation coordinator. More recently, she has been part of the COVID response team for the county supporting public health in its efforts to protect the health of the community.

Napier has over 10 years of adjunct teaching experience at a variety of universities including, Loma Linda University, Rutgers University, University of New England, Purdue University, and California Baptist University. She is also the recipient of the Purdue University Online MPH Teaching Excellence Award, 2021.

Gardner, A.T., Napier, R., Brown, B. (2016). Risk factors for “late-to-test” HIV diagnosis in Riverside County, California. Medicine 95(39):e5021. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000005021.

Non-refereed Publications

Napier, R. (2018). Opioid-Related ED Visits and Hospitalizations in Riverside County, CA: Riverside County Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Program Evaluation.

Napier, R. (2018). Overdose and Opioid Deaths in Riverside County, CA: Riverside County Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Program Evaluation.

Napier, R (2016). Overdose Incidence Among Youth, Riverside County, 2008-2014. Riverside University Health System – Public Health, Epidemiology Program Evaluation.

Napier, R (2015). Childhood Obesity and the Built Environment, 2015. Riverside University Health System– Public Health, Epidemiology Program Evaluation.

Napier, R. (2015). Diabetes in Older Adults, Riverside, CA: Riverside County Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Program Evaluation.

Epidemiology
Public Health Leadership for the 21st Century
U.S. Health Policy