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Erick Amick

Executive Director, Kiphart Center for Global Health and Social Development, University of Chicago

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Erick Amick is the executive director of the Susan and Richard Kiphart Center for Global Health and Social Development at the University of Chicago. As executive director, he works across academic boundaries bringing together tools and expertise from public health, medicine, and the social sciences to incubate innovative research and high-impact interventions that advance health and well-being in Chicago and communities around the world. 

Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Amick expanded a diverse portfolio of global health programs at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), focused on improving access to high-quality care in low- and middle-income countries. At AAP, he collaborated with global partners including USAID, UNICEF, and Save the Children to implement child health programs in Nepal, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Tanzania, and Bangladesh, among others.

Amick earned a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics at Indiana University (IU) where he was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to study Swahili language and culture in Tanzania. He holds master’s degrees in public health (MPH) and African studies (MA) from IU and earned his PhD in health sciences from Northern Illinois University where his research examined Kenyan healthcare workers’ perceptions of global health engagements in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.