Alana Biggers, MD, MPH, FACP

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

Illinois College of Medicine Chicago

Research Program

Cancer Prevention And Control (CPC)

Alana Biggers, MD, MPH, FACP, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine Division of Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago, and she practices at UI Health. She joined UIC in 2014 and specializes in the general internal medicine care of adults and older adults. Her areas of interest include preventive health, chronic disease management, health maintenance and prevention, women’s health services and adult cancer survivors. In 2023, she and co-Principal Investigator (PI) Lisa Tussing-Humphreys, PhD, MS, RD, co-leader of the Cancer Center Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program, were awarded a grant from the Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC) to provide an opportunity to apply knowledge gained on mindfulness-based interventions in colorectal cancer prevention among high-risk African American women. With a broad background in both public health and medicine, she also is the (PI) of the My ESSENCE study, a study that will determine if mindfulness meditation can help reduce stress, improve sleep and reduce cardiovascular risk. In February 2020, she was awarded a National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01) to develop the skills to become an independent patient-oriented researcher focusing on health disparities in CVD risk. Her research has been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and she was co- author of a publication in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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