ChicagoCHEC Role: Research Education Core Co-Leader, Research Project PI
Organization: University of Illinois at Chicago
Alicia Matthews is Associate Professor at UIC College of Nursing. Dr. Matthews is nationally known for health disparities research with underserved populations primarily focused on the development and evaluation of culturally targeted cancer risk reduction interventions. Dr. Matthews is a clinical psychologist with more than 15 years of experience in examining determinants of cancer-related health disparities with a particular focus on African American and LGBT populations. Alicia is the director of the Recruitment and Retention Core of the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Clinical and Translational Science. At UIC, Alicia has successfully worked with underrepresented Hispanic students through the Hispanic Center of Excellence in Medicine, exposing them to cancer disparities research. Dr. Matthews was recognized with the Research Mentor of the Year Award by the Hispanic Center of Excellence in Medicine for leadership in mentorship and health disparities research.