Abeer Mahmoud, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

College of Medicine

Research Program

Cancer Prevention And Control (CPC)

Phone: 312-355-8099

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Mohamed is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (College of Medicine, UIC). She received her MD degree and residency training as a Pathologist from Assiut University, Egypt. She served as a surgical/clinical pathologist at South Egypt Cancer Institute (2002-2008), before realizing her true passion was in biomedical research. She earned her Ph.D. in Pathology (College of Medicine, UIC, 2013) where she studied chemoprevention in prostate cancer. For her postdoctoral research (College of Applied Health Sciences, UIC, 2013-2017), she studied physiological and molecular outcomes of lifestyle interventions at the metabolic and vascular levels. She is currently funded by NIH/NHLBI-K99 “DNA Methylation and Vascular Function in Obesity: Role of Exercise and Weight Loss” to study blood and tissue DNA methylation profiles among those who are morbidly obese and the impact of these profiles on metabolic and vascular functions. Her long-term goal is to identify clinically relevant epigenetic mechanisms to help mitigate the increased risk of obesity co-morbidities.


PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago; MD, Assiut University

Disease Focus

Breast; Lung; Prostate Cancer; Colorectal

Research Keywords

Cardiometabolic Diseases; Clinical Trials; Epigenetics; Cancer; Chemoprevention; Endothelial Biology; Obesity; Weight Loss Interventions

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Published Research

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