Rebekah Kharrazi, MPH, CPH
San Francisco, CA
Rebekah Kharrazi is an accomplished public health professional with a broad range of expertise and skills to help clients navigate the public health and healthcare landscapes. Rebekah’s current focus is supporting counties and managed care plans in implementing the justice-involved initiatives under California’s expansive 1115 waiver demonstration – California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM).
Trained in epidemiology, Rebekah has done extensive policy and programmatic work throughout her career and across the public health spectrum, from injury prevention to chronic disease and genetics. A passion for addressing health inequities has led her to apply a health equity lens throughout her work and use policy change as a particularly impactful tool.
Prior to joining HMA, Rebekah was senior policy advisor for Alameda County Board of Supervisor Wilma Chan/Dave Brown – District 3 where she liaised with local hospitals, managed care plans, clinics, and health advocacy groups. Previously she served as a health program specialist and then as a manager for the California Department of Public Health’s Genetic Disease Screening Program. As a manager, she led the California Newborn Screening Program Follow-up and Contracts Unit where she handled dozens of contracts with screening and diagnostic testing laboratories and California Children’s Services Special Care Centers throughout the state. She also worked on federal policy initiatives as a program coordinator for the national non-profit Prevention Institute.
Rebekah earned a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in human evolutionary biology from Harvard University. Rebekah has a Certificate in Public Health from the National Board of Public Health Examiners.