ChicagoCHEC Role: Research Education Core Co-Leader
Organization: University of Illinois at Chicago
Yamile Molina is Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences at the UIC School of Public Health, Faculty Affiliate within the Center for Research on Women and Gender, and Academic Partner with the UI Cancer Center’s Office of Community Engagement, Research, and Implementation Science. The majority of her research has relied on community based participatory research, mixed method, and transdisciplinary team science approaches to test the roles of community and individual-level protective factors to promote health among Latina and African American populations. Within the realm of education, she has developed undergraduate and graduate level courses focused on health equity across multiple institutions (University of Washington; Western Washington University; Seattle Central College; University of Illinois at Chicago). She has also mentored undergraduates, graduate/medical students, health practitioners, and community advocates in the context of research skills, with a focus on cancer disparities.