Rashon Lane Filali 

Program Creator 

MA, Psychology 
Claremont Graduate University 
Sociol Psychology & Program Evaluation , 2007
September 2015- present
Behavioral Scientist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
  • I lead and manage applied research and program evaluation in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, specializing in addressing how health equities impact marginalized groups.  
  • I build the evaluation capacity of state, local and global health practitioners through training and technical assistance.

Passion Planner

October 2007 - Present

Quick Facts

Doctoral Canidate 
University of California, San Francisco
  • Engaging critical global health and neocolonialism theories, I study how community survivorship is socially constructed in the aftermath of public health epidemics.  
  • Centering the 2014-16 West Africa Ebola epidemic as a case study, I examine how survivor communities in a community in Sierra Leone expereienced community trauma and disaster capitalism. ​​


    * Scholar,  Minority Scholars from Under-Represented Groups in Engineering and the Social Sciences (SURGE)

    * 2017-17, Anthony Social Science Fellowship award         * 2015-16, 2016-17 Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship
    * 2016 UCGHI Student Ambassador                                       * 
2016-17 UC Global Food Initiative Fellowship
    * 2016-19 Committee Member, Consortium of Universities for Global Health (Global Health Competency)  

PHD(c), sociology
University of California, 
San Francisco 
Medical Sociology, minor in global health nursing

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I'm well-versed in multidisciplinary social sciences. I am available to teach trainings and courses in sociology, psychology, public health and research methods.  

BA, Psychology 
Tusekegee University

Magna Cum Laude, 2004 

I develop creative and innovative strategies for programs in education, public health and social services. My focus is on social equity through community centered programs. 

Professional Skills

Professional Experience

HOMETOWN: Richmond, CA
CURRENT HOME: Where the Heart Is
DEGREE:  Phd (c) Medical Sociology, 
MA, Social Psychology, BA, Psychology

About Me

I am a public health professional that calls the world home. A leader in social science research, program evaluation and monitoring, I specialize in public health with over 18 years of experience designing, implementing and evaluating prevention programs.

Broadly, my research focuses on the sociology of survivors of public health epidemics. 

I am interested in how structural inequities in society disproportionally marginalizes social and economic opportunities for survivors. My current work is centered in documenting survivor narratives and community trauma in vulnerable populations. My expertise is in health equity, non communicable disease,  and establishing linkages between clinical and community settings. 

I have a keen interest in providing one-on-one consultation, social equity coaching and passion planning. I strive to help others in their search to ensure their passion meets their purpose in life. I live between Richmond, California, Atlanta, Georgia and Rabat, Morocco. 

I excel most when I'm mentoring others. My joy comes from helping young professionals shifting the  balance between career and passion projects.