We see what faculty do. The results of their research often touches thousands, if not millions, of lives. But why do they do what they do? What inspires them? What motivates them?

Behind the Research is a video profile series that answers those questions and teaches us about the researcher, as well as the research.

Rachel Mayo, professor of public health sciences in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, has helped revolutionize women’s health care in South Carolina – from breast cancer screening to helping mothers addicted to opiates. Why does she do it? Find out who inspired her, and how she dealt with her own breast cancer diagnosis, Behind the Research.