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Rachel Fox

Rachel Fox, PA-C, MHS, AAHIVS

Physician Assistant


Department: Medicine: Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine

Practices: Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine

Education

  • MHS, Physician Assistant Studies – Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • BS in Biobehavioral Health – Penn State University

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Eta National Honor Society of Allied Health Professions

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM)
  • Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants

Clinical Background

Rachel Fox, PA-C is a board certified physician assistant and HIV specialist practicing at Drexel's Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice in Center City Philadelphia. She has a clinical interest in the compassionate care of people living with HIV and/or hepatitis C, LGBQ and transgender people, and people who use drugs.

In addition to patient care at the Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice, Rachel sees patients on the Drexel HOPE mobile medical van and works as a clinical consultant for Prevention Point. She strives to provide anti-oppressive medical care and is committed to health care for all.

Clinical Services

HIV, PrEP, PEP, Hepatitis C, Sexually transmitted infections, Substance use treatment, LGBTQ+ health, Gender affirming services

Rachel Fox, PA-C, is a clinical preceptor for the Physician Assistant Department in the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions. In addition, she frequently lectures for the Health Federation of Philadelphia.

Research

Rachel works in the Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL) at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health. Her current research focuses on novel approaches to HIV prevention for sex workers and people who use drugs.

In the Media

Publications

An Exploration of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Initiation Among Women Who Inject Drugs”
Felsher MA, Zeigler E, Smith LR, Sherman S, Amico KR, Fox R, Madder
K, Roth AM
Archives of Sexual Behavior, DOI 10.1007/s10508-020-01684-0 (2020)

“Integrating HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis with Community-based Syringe Services for Women who Inject Drugs.”
Roth AM, Tran NK, Felsher MA, Gadegbeku AB, Piecara B, Fox R, Krakower DS, Bellamy SL, Amico KR, Benitez JA, Van Der Pol B
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, under review (2020)

Presentations

Conference Presentations

“MAT Program Models and Best Practices for Primary Care”
Fox R
Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers FQHC SUD Symposium, State College, Pennsylvania (November 2018)

“Integrated Strategies to Address Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care”                    
Fox R and Malayter K
Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers Annual Conference, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (October 2018)

“Utilizing Effective Pain Strategies in a Primary Care Environment”                                     
Cos TA, Fox R and Goslin J
Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Houston, Texas (October 2017)

Grand Rounds Presentations

“Examining Consequences of the War on Drugs and Harm Reduction Training for the Primary Care Provider”
Specialized Health Services, Public Health Management Corporation. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (August 2018)


Contact Information


Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice
1427 Vine Street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.2530
Fax: 215.762.2531