Alana Biggers, MD, MPH, FACP

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate program director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
University of Illinois at Chicago (MC 275) 467 Westside Research Office Bldg. 1747 West Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 6060 Work Phone: 312-413-0312 Work Phone: 312-355-1700 Website: Publications Website: Clinical Profile
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Biographical Info

Dr. Alana Biggers has interests in health disparity research and achieving health equity. She leads a mentored research study to investigate the effects of mindfulness meditation on sleep and stress within the context of type 2 diabetes. She also aims to improve diversity among faculty at UIC College of Medicine as the co-chair of the Department of Medicine Inclusion Council (DOMIC) and a previous consultant for the Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative, another NIH funded grant to address bias in academic medicine.

Education History

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin
Post Graduate Education: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine -Master of Public Health in chronic disease epidemiology

Research Projects

“My ESSENCE – Mindfulness to Reduce Stress, Improve Sleep, and Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in African-Americans with Type 2 Diabetes” aims to use mindfulness meditation to reduce stress, improve sleep, and reduce cardiovascular risk in African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes. This project is funded by a NIH K01 .
Categories: DOM – AIM – Faculty