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Rachel E. Brandon

Rachel E. Brandon

PhD Student. Social Work/Psychology - Personality

Rachel Brandon is a doctoral student in the Joint Program with Social Work and Psychology in the Personality and Social Contexts area. Her research centers around the psychosocial impact of serious and life-limiting illness on adolescents and young adults (AYA), with a special focus on care partners. She obtained her MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and spent time at Inova Life with Cancer as an oncology social worker. Brandon draws upon her clinical experience to inform her research.

Research Interests/Focus

adolescent and young adult (AYA), psychosocial oncology, serious or life-limiting illness, caregivers/care partners, close relationships, family dynamics

Contact Information



Year Degree   School
2021 MSW University of Maryland at Baltimore
2018 BA College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
Year Description
2024 - Sp/Su Barbara Perry Roberson Fellowship
2024 - Winter Irene & William Gambrill Fellowship

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