ChicagoCHEC Role: Finance and Regulatory Manager
Organization: University of Illinois at Chicago
Erica Martinez is a Grants and Project Manager at the Office of Community Engaged Research and Implementation Science (OCERIS) of the UI Cancer Center. Erica was most recently a policy analyst and program coordinator at Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (Health & Medicine). At Health & Medicine, Erica led and managed workforce development initiatives, overseeing the Schweitzer Fellowship alumni program, the Chicago Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Internship program and the Community Health Worker (CHW) policy efforts. Erica joined the UIC Cancer Center in December of 2015 and holds a Masters in Public Health (MPH) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Prior to joining The UI Cancer Center, Erica worked at Health & Medicine, the American Cancer Society as a health educator (focusing on colon and breast cancer screening navigation) at Cook County Fantus Clinic, the College of Nursing at UIC, and as an operations analyst in the corporate sector. Erica is passionate about mentoring, diversifying the health workforce and engaging underrepresented communities in challenging inequities in health.