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Yamilé Molina

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Yamilé Molina is an assistant professor with affiliations to the School of Public Health, Center for Research on Women and Gender, and Cancer Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Since beginning these positions in 2015, Molina has led multiple studies characterizing and intervening upon the disproportionate burden of cancer that Latinx, African Americans, and rural populations face. This work has culminated in more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, garnering over $500K in peer-reviewed funding, and training opportunities for over 20 high school, undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, medical, and graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds. Molina’s efforts have resulted in competitive membership in national networks such as the Pardee RAND’s Faculty Leaders Program, Professorial Advisory Council for HHS Office of Minority Health’s Office of Minority Health’s Resource Center, and National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 under 40 Leaders in Minority Health. Molina earned BA and MS degrees in biopsychology and cognitive studies from Tulane University, a PhD in biopsychology from the University of Washington, and a MPH in epidemiology from UIC.