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Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences

Health Sciences Campus

I returned to Loyola after residency and began my 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 have experience in the care of diverse populations, including Spanish-speaking patients. In addition to my dedication to patient care, I am an Associate Professor and hold several leadership roles at the Stritch School of Medicine, including founding director of 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.

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