Dr. Rachel Hardeman named to TIME’s annual TIME100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world

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Dr. Rachel Hardeman, former IAS Residential Faculty Fellow and founding director of the Center for Antiracism for Health Equity, has been named to the 2024 TIME100.

We are thrilled to announce that TIME has named Dr. Rachel Hardeman, Fall 2020 faculty fellow and founding director of the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity (CARHE, pronounced "care"), to the 2024 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list recognizes the impact, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. 

Hardeman always asks tough questions, confronts uncomfortable realities with grace, and through her unwavering determination offers all of us a path forward toward truly advancing birth equity. She is a critical partner in efforts to pass the Momnibus bill in Congress to ensure that pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the full yearlong postpartum period can be joyful for all of our families. —Lauren Underwood, for TIME

Read the full TIME profile celebrating Dr. Hardeman’s work here.

The full list and related tributes appear in the April 29 2024 issue of TIME, available on newsstands on Friday April 19, and online now at time.com/time100

While a member Fall 2020 cohort at the Institute for Advanced Study, Dr. Hardeman was at work on a project titled “Double Jeopardy: An exploration of the relationship between anti-abortion policy and maternal mortality for Black Birthing People in the US.” This time enabled her to think outside the box and consider non-academic options for her work, as well as pursue funding mechanisms and publication sources.

We are thrilled to see how Dr. Hardeman’s work has flourished since her time as a Fellow. Congratulations!


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