Rachael Harrison

Rachael is a Ph.D. student in the joint Clinical and Biological Health Psychology Program at the University of Pittsburgh. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2019 with degrees in Psychology and Exercise Science with a certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. She is also a certified exercise physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. Her research interests involve exploring optimal exercise prescriptions (e.g., frequency, intensity, dosage, and mode) to improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. She is amalso interested in the brain pathways through which exercise might be leading to improvements in these symptoms. In her free time she loves running and hiking with her dog, pictured here, lifting weights, and cooking and baking.