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Associate Professor

Health Sciences Campus

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I returned to Loyola after residency and began her primary care practice in Maywood through the Department of Family Medicine. My clinical interests include women’s health, children’s health, preventive medicine and chronic disease management. I also has experience in the care of diverse populations, including the care of Spanish-speaking patients. In addition to my dedication to patient care, I am an Associate Professor and holds several leadership roles at the Stritch School of Medicine, directing the Center for Community and Global Health, which focuses on reducing health disparities through developing students’ skills in the care of underserved populations. I am also an Assistant Dean in the Office of Medical Education, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of physicians.


Education
  • MD, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • BS, University of Iowa
  • 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.