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Rachel Brummert

Patient Safety Advocate

Charlotte, North Carolina


Ms. Brummert is a Special Government Employee (SGE) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is a Contributor for Medshadow Foundation and Drugwatch.

She began her journey in healthcare advocacy in 2006 when she suffered permanent adverse reactions from a commonly prescribed antibiotic. She used her experience as a harmed patient to advocate for others and working in partnership with established consumer advocacy groups and agencies whose work centers around patient safety. She also collaborates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and her patient safety work has been featured in Consumer Reports, Washington Post, Web MD, WSOC-TV, Spectrum News, WRIC-TV, WSB-TV, and FOX 46 Charlotte.

Ms. Brummert is a passionate fixture in her community serving on the advisory committee at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services, and as a member of Health Care Justice North Carolina legislative committee.

​She earned her Bachelor of Science from Cabrini University in Special Education and her Master of Science from Rutgers University in Substance Abuse Counseling.
Originally from New Jersey, Ms. Brummert now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two dogs.

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