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Associate Professor

Parkinson ,Public Health Sciences

Amy Blair
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  • Dr. Blair received her MD from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She completed the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, including a year as Chief Resident. After residency, she returned to Loyola and began her primary care practice in Maywood through the Department of Family Medicine. Her clinical interests include women’s health, children’s health, preventive medicine and chronic disease management. She also has experience in the care of diverse populations, including the care of Spanish-speaking patients. In addition to her dedication to patient care, Dr. Blair is an Associate Professor and holds several leadership roles at the Stritch School of Medicine. She directs the Center for Community and Global Health, which focuses on reducing health disparities through developing students’ skills in the care of underserved populations. She is also an Assistant Dean in the Office of Medical Education, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of physicians.


    Education
    • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, M.D.                
    • University of Iowa, Bachelors           
    • Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
    • Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center, Family Medicine

    What prompted you to pursue your field?

    I pursued Global Health and Family Medicine for the population-based approach to improving health outcomes across communities and borders. Whether in prevention and screening, chronic disease management or acute care, I enjoy employing a primary care and public health approach to achieving health equity.

    What's it like to teach at Parkinson?

    The faculty at the Parkinson School are collaborative, creative, and committed to advancing health equity. The multidisciplinary environment provides students the opportunity to learn in teams similar to their future practices as health professionals.

    Publications

    • Professionalism and appropriate expression of empathy when breaking bad news Blair,A.; Wasson,K. The virtual mentor : VM 2015 ;17(2):111-115
    • Gynecologic cancers Blair,A. R.; Casas,C. M. Primary Care; Clinics in Office Practice 2009 ;36(1):115-130