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Rachel G. Logan

Public Health Research Consultant, PhD, MPH, CPH, University of South Florida
Chapter Member: Florida SSN
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About Rachel

Logan is a graduate of the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida, Dr. Logan is a research consultant. Logan's research interests include sexual and reproductive health equity and health services research, particularly patient care experiences. Her current work involves research on sexual health communication between service users and health care providers related to contraceptive, perinatal, HIV prevention care. Her work centers the lived realities, knowledge, and expertise of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color. Logan is committed to supported emerging scholars of color that focus on social and health equity issues. 



In the News

Interviewed in "Reproductive Justice at the 9th Annual MCHSO Symposium," University of South Florida College of Public Health, March 2, 2018.
Opinion: "Fight the Spread of HIV," Rachel G. Logan, Tampa Bay Times, November 20, 2015.


"Is Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Use Increasing? Assessing Trends Among U.S. College Women, 2008–2013" (with Erika L Thompson, Cheryl A Vamos, Stacey B Griner , Coralia Vázquez-Otero, and Ellen M Daley). Maternal and Child Health 22, no. 11 (2018): 1639-1646.

Assesses LARC use trends among college women (18-24 years) and identify groups that have increased LARC use.

"When Is Health Care Actually Going to Be Care?” The Lived Experience of Family Planning Care Among Young" (with Ellen M. Daley, Cheryl A. Vamos, Adetola Louis-Jacques, and Stephanie L. Marhefka1). Qualitative Health Research 31, no. 6 (2021): 1169-1182.

Discusses how young Black women may also face structural barriers (i.e., racism, discrimination, bias) to engaging in care due to the intersections of racial identity, age, and socioeconomic status with regards to family planning visits. Elaborates on the findings from interviews with 22 Black women, ages 18 to 29 years, about the lived experience of FPC highlighted dynamic patient–provider encounters.

"Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention with Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Factors Associated with Dual Use" (with Erika L. Thompson, Cheryl A. Vamos, Stacey B. Griner, Coralia Vázquez-Otero, and Ellen M. Daley). Sexually Transmitted Diseases 44, no. 7 (2017): 423–427.

Discusses how long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is recommended as a first-line defense mechanism to assist women in reducing risk of unintended pregnancy. Explores how lesser-known dual use, concurrent LARC and condom use during sexual activity, reduces the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Examines dual method use among college women.


"Perceptions of Zika Virus Prevention among College Students in Florida" (with Erika L. Thompson, Cheryl A. Vamos, Julianna Jones, Langdon G. Liggett, Stacey B. Griner, and Ellen M. Daley). Journal of Community Health 43, no. 4 (2018): 673–679.

Discusses how the presence of the Zika virus in Florida prompted an investigation of college women's knowledge, perceptions about their susceptibility to Zika, and potential changes to their contraceptive use.