Rachel Seymour, PhD

Vice Chair of Research

Dr. Seymour is the vice chair of research at Atrium Health's Musculoskeletal Institute rrofessor and research director for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Gerontology from University of Southern California and a PhD in public health at University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Seymour has over 20 years of experience in clinical research, including multi-center trials and consortium development and management. Dr. Seymour has received funding from NIH, CDC, and DoD to conduct efficacy and effectiveness studies and projects focused on the development, testing and translation of evidence-based interventions. Recently, she served as Principal Investigator, with Dr. Hsu, on CDC-funded projects to implement clinical decision support in the EMR to address abuse, misuse, and diversion of prescription narcotics. She is also responsible for the management of the top enrolling site for the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (www.metrc.org) at Carolinas Medical Center and serves as co-investigator on several of the METRC projects. Our network of researchers facilitates collaborations across disciplines, facilities, and scientific methods.