Danielle Rayel

Danielle Rayel

Project Coordinator

Danielle is a project coordinator whose work is driven by a passion for improving behavioral health equity through public health research and policy. Danielle is particularly skilled at working with public agency staff to keep complex systems change projects organized and moving forward in a timely manner. Danielle is also highly skilled in communicating with diverse stakeholders and choosing culturally competent communication strategies to meet their unique needs. Danielle asks thoughtful questions and pays strong attention to detail, both of which are assets when conducting thorough background research and writing comprehensive reports.

Prior to joining HSRI, Danielle worked on academic and community service projects focused on addressing child and adolescent mental health and combatting human trafficking. Before that, Danielle gained clinical experiences in psychiatry and co-authored a book with a psychiatrist about first aid tips for recognizing and preventing suicide. Danielle started her career as a psychology major, which laid the foundation for a decade of experience as a mental health advocate. Danielle values taking action to improve social determinants of health and has volunteered in her local community on projects dedicated to fighting hunger and food insecurity.

When not at work, Danielle enjoys spending time with family, hiking to explore new places, and honing her skills in photography and plant-based cooking.


  • Master of public health in global health from Southern New Hampshire University
  • Bachelor of medicine, Bachelor of surgery, and Bachelor of obstetrics from University College Dublin
  • Bachelor of science in psychology from McGill University

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