Dr. Jessica George grew up in the Chicagoland area and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After her undergraduate studies, Dr. George joined Teach for America and taught high school biology in New Orleans, Louisiana. After Teach for America, Dr. George attended the University of Illinois at Chicago for her medical education. During medical school, Dr. George was a part of the Urban Medicine Program, where she gained experience with community-based interventions to improve health disparities. After medical school, Dr. George stayed at UIC for her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. George is continuing her training at UIC as a combined Maternal Fetal Medicine and Global Women’s Health Fellow while completing her Master’s Degree in Public Health. Her areas of interest include impacts of social determinants of health on perinatal outcomes, quality improvement interventions in low- and middle-income countries, community-based interventions to improve care for Chicago communities, and medical education locally and abroad.