Rachel Bergman is a co-founder of the Web Integrity Project and a health policy fellow at the Bank Information Center, where she helps monitor World Bank health projects, specifically with regards to the Bank’s stakeholder engagement with affected communities. Her work at BIC combines her passion for improving systems of health and development with her experience holding institutions accountable.
As former Director and Director of Programs of WIP, she led a team of four to break news about dozens of instances of web censorship. She authored a report compiling and analyzing a trend of information suppression about health insurance and the Affordable Care Act on Health and Human Services’ websites. The report demonstrates how censorship of ACA information on federal websites has reduced awareness of the law, and could ultimately reduce enrollment in coverage.
Rachel received a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Princeton and a master’s of science degree in Global Health from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. Her master’s thesis was a case study evaluating the obstacles the Zambian and Swedish governments encountered in implementing an incentive-based financial contribution to the Zambian health sector.