Molina Portrait of Health Equity

The UI Health Portraits of Health Equity video series has featured University of Illinois Cancer Center Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement Yamile Molina, PhD. The Cancer Center is part of UI Health at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC).

The videos spotlight some of the clinicians, researchers, educators and community-based practitioners who are pursuing health equity through their work at UI Health, with a mission to passionately promote health equity for vulnerable populations and marginalized communities across Chicago and beyond.

In addition to their work at the Cancer Center, Molina is Associate Director for Community Engaged Research at the UI Health Mile Square Health Center, a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), as well as Associate Professor in the Division of Community Health Sciences at the UIC School of Public Health.

We invite you to watch the video here.

“The University of Illinois Chicago has been my favorite place to work, and it’s not been my only place to work as a scholar, because the mission is equity and it’s real, it’s genuine, it’s in practice. I have been surrounded by a community of individuals who are invested in equity, and they do so with community, not on community. I think one of the things that really distinguishes us in terms of being a Cancer Center, in terms of being a minority serving institution, is the focus on embedding community in every type of science, in every type of learning process. Communities can understand what we’re doing in the lab. They can understand technically hard information and concepts, and they can help us, they can improve upon it.” _ Yamile Molina, PhD
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