Rejane Frederick
Rejane Frederick
Associate Director
Office of Race and Equity Research

Rejane Frederick is an associate director in the Office of Race and Equity Research at the Urban Institute, where she focuses on connecting and advancing equity research, initiatives, and practitioners at the local, state, and federal levels. Her areas of expertise include community-based participatory research, policy analysis and policymaking, knowledge and capacity-building technical assistance, and multisectoral collaboration.

Before joining Urban, Frederick served in several nonprofit and government institutions where she collaboratively developed, advocated, and advanced policies and approaches to challenge and transform the built environments and socioeconomic conditions that have long harmed and marginalized people of color and other communities underresourced and overburdened by inequity.

Frederick holds a bachelor’s degree in public health and comparative politics from Juniata College, and she has an master of public health degree in health equity, systems thinking/modeling, and social epidemiology from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

Research Areas
Climate change, disasters, and community resilience
Economic mobility and inequality
Health and health care
Land use
Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Race and equity
Social safety net
Wealth and financial well-being
Structural racism
Health equity
Inequality and mobility
Equitable development