ChicagoCHEC Role: Site Director
Organization: Northeastern Illinois University
Title: Research Center Manager
Joeli Brinkman is the Research Center Manager and Site Director for Northeastern Illinois. Joeli received her Ph.D. in Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology from the Louisiana State Health Science Center in New Orleans. She then spent several years in the cancer field doing basic science research on Cervical Cancer detection and vaccination and Estrogen Receptor Negative Breast Cancers before becoming a Program Manager at the University of Chicago. At the University of Chicago, Joeli ran a large P30 center grant focused on Digestive Disease research including Colon Cancer. Her unique experience in basic science research and program management and her passion for coaching and promoting diversity in the next generation of scientists adds a unique perspective to the educational and outreach programming of the ChicagoCHEC collaborative.