Research Director Rachel Maguire studies the intersecting and interacting forces that shape the future of how we learn, work, play, and care for one another. While her research efforts stem from her deep understanding of health care policy, her foresight work situates the future of health and health care within the context of the external forces shaping the next decade. She combines the linear trends affecting health and healthcare with larger technological, demographic and economic influences to better anticipate directional change in the future of community and clinical care. Rachel has led numerous public engagements with organizations including Blue Shield of California Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Youth Law Center, and worked with many clients to develop strategic foresight to guide their organizations’ long-term planning. She facilitates workshops and panels with people with diverse backgrounds to discuss and debate future scenarios and has designed and conducted ethnographic research and spoken at numerous conferences. Rachel holds a B.A. in politics from Oberlin College and an MPAff (Master of Public Affairs) from the University of Texas at Austin.