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Rachel Fox

Rachel Fox, PA-C, MHS, AAHIVS

Physician Assistant

Department: Medicine: Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine

Practices: Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice


  • 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

Rachel Fox, PA-C, MHS, 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, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), PEP, Hepatitis C, Sexually transmitted infections, Substance abuse treatment, LGBTQ+ health, Gender affirming services

Rachel Fox, PA-C, MHS, 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. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine.


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


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)


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)

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.

Contact Information

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