Andrew Dykens, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Family Medicine University of Illinois College of MedicineFamily Medicine
Work 1919 W Taylor, M/C 663
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Biographical Info

Director, GME Global Health Education at the UIC Center for Global Health
Fellow, UIC Institute of Health Research and Policy

PRACTICE LOCATION

Family Medicine Center at University Village
722 W. Maxwell St.
Chicago, IL 60607

HOMETOWN

​Carl Junction, Missouri

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of Missouri at Columbia, 2004

RESIDENCY

University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007

OTHER TRAINING

Masters of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008

AREAS OF INTERESTS

Cervical Cancer Control and Prevention
Implementation Science
Health Systems Strengthening
Global Health Partnerships
Chronic and Noncommunicable Diseases
Community Medicine

Andrew Dykens, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Director of Global Health Systems at the UIC Center for Global Health. Andrew is a NIH Fogarty International Research Scientist Career Development Award (K01) recipient, and a member of the UIC Cancer Center, a Fellow at the UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy. Andrew is the Founding Chair for the Capacity Building Subcommittee at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, a global initiative that aims to connect locally identified human resource gaps to existing training capacity and evidence-based curricula. Since 2010, he has studied the implementation of sustainable cervical cancer screening programs through capacity building, quality improvement, and behavioral interventions at the regional and national level in rural Senegal. He actively collaborates with the Senegal National Ministry for Health and Social Action, the Institute of Health and Development at the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal, the Senegal National Cancer Institute, Peace Corps Senegal, and Rotary International. Andrew is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Mauritania 1997-99).

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
Grant Generating Project Fellow 2012-2013, Virginia Commonwealth University
​2013: Outstanding Young Physician Award – presented by the University of Missouri School of Medicine and the Medical Alumni Organization
2015 UIC Nuveen International Development Award for Faculty
Linda K. Gunzburger Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship. University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Family Medicine. 2017.
Rotary/One Club of Chicago Spirit of Service Award in 2019
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
PUBLISHED
Peterson CE, Silva A, Holt HK, Balanean A, Goben AH, Dykens JA. Barriers and facilitators to HPV vaccine uptake among US rural populations: a scoping review. Cancer Causes Control [Internet]. 2020 Jun 14; Available from: https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdx.doi.org%2F10.1007%2Fs10552-020-01323-y&data=04%7C01%7Csdrake7%40uic.edu%7C90f8cad6018b4e1d881008d9786797f4%7Ce202cd477a564baa99e3e3b71a7c77dd%7C0%7C0%7C637673208595644276%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=dLazQ2LcJd07QsZ4kPMzCltB9RzonbYJ0iTFleLCRMc%3D&reserved=0
Ongtengco N, Thiam H, Collins Z, De Jesus EL , Peterson CE, Wang T, Hendrix E, Ndiaye Y, Gueye B, Gassama O, Kasse AA, Faye A, Smith JS, Fitzgibbon M, Dykens JA. Role of gender in perspectives of discrimination, stigma, and attitudes relative to cervical cancer in rural Sénégal. PLoS One [Internet]. 2020 Apr 28;15(4):e0232291. Available from: https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdx.doi.org%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0232291&data=04%7C01%7Csdrake7%40uic.edu%7C90f8cad6018b4e1d881008d9786797f4%7Ce202cd477a564baa99e3e3b71a7c77dd%7C0%7C0%7C637673208595644276%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=8SoGfqaiVC1Fl0XJ34ePm%2BLkmKy%2BQksdlwQeOqHrPmE%3D&reserved=0
Dykens JA, Smith JS, Demment M, Marshall EL, Schuh T, Peters K, Irwin T, McIntosh S, Sy A, Dye T. Evaluating the implementation of cervical cancer screening programs in low resource settings globally: a systematized review. Cancer Causes and Control. 31, 417–429(2020). Available from: https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.1007%2Fs10552-020-01290-4&data=04%7C01%7Csdrake7%40uic.edu%7C90f8cad6018b4e1d881008d9786797f4%7Ce202cd477a564baa99e3e3b71a7c77dd%7C0%7C0%7C637673208595644276%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=UgYHkJq6d9fNUFVZyOI4WhnUz9gR9xWUfK1bppVWHM4%3D&reserved=0
Binagwaho A, Garcia PJ, Gueye B, Dykens JA, Simelela N, Torode J, et al. Eliminating Deaths From Cervical Cancer-Report of a Panel at the 7th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research, a Satellite Meeting at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health 10th Annual Meeting. J Glob Oncol [Internet]. 2019 Nov;5:1–7. Available from: https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdx.doi.org%2F10.1200%2FJGO.19.00287&data=04%7C01%7Csdrake7%40uic.edu%7C90f8cad6018b4e1d881008d9786797f4%7Ce202cd477a564baa99e3e3b71a7c77dd%7C0%7C0%7C637673208595644276%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=7dhiDrVvI1zMV5xQlBIHVsNRhPyPny91hlvRRX6Dh%2B8%3D&reserved=0
Rahman R, Clark MD, Collins Z, Traore F, Dioukhane EM, Thiam H, Ndiaye Y, De Jesus EL, Danfakha N, Peters KE, Komarek T, Linn AM, Linn PE, Wallner KE, Charles M, Hasnain M, Peterson CE, Dykens JA. Cervical cancer screening decentralized policy adaptation: an African rural-context-specific systematic literature review. Global Health Action. 2019;12(1):1587894. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2019.1587894
Peterson CE, Gordon SC, Le Hew CW, Dykens JA, Jefferson GD, Tampi MP, Urquhart O, Lingen M, Watson KS, Buscemi J, Fitzgibbon ML. Society of Behavioral Medicine position statement: Society of Behavioral Medicine supports oral cancer early detection by all healthcare providers. Transl Behav Med. 2018 Jul 11
Dykens JA, Linn A, Irwin T, Peters K, Pyra M, Traoré F, Touré-Diarra M, Hasnain M, Wallner K, Linn P, Ndiaye Y. Implementing visual cervical cancer screening in Senegal: A cross sectional study of risk factors and prevalence highlighting service utilization barriers. International Journal of Women’s Health. 2017 Jan 27;2017(9):59-67.
Peterson CE, Dykens JA, Buscemi J, Brewer N, Comer-HaGans D, Ramamonjiarivelo Z, Fitzgibbon ML. Society of Behavioral Medicine Supports Increasing HPV Vaccination Uptake: An urgent opportunity for Cancer Prevention. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2016 Dec;6(4):672-675.
Reifler K, Dykens JA. Strengthening decentralized primary health care in low and middle income countries: A narrative review of frameworks. Annals of Global Health. 2016 May 1;82(3):325–6.
Desai AN, Thiam, H. Patil C, Peters K, Dykens JA. Peace corps partnering for health services implementation research: volunteer perspectives. Annals of Global Health. 2016 May 1;82(3):349–50.
Demment MM, Peters K, Dykens JA, Dozier A, Nawaz H, McIntosh S, Smith JS, Sy A, Irwin T, Fogg TT, Khaliq M, Blumenfeld R, Massoudi M, De Ver Dye T; “Developing the evidence base to inform best practice: A scoping study of breast and cervical cancer reviews in low- and middle-income countries” PLOS One. 2015 Sep 1;10(9):e0134618. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134618
Abril EP, Kupczyk M, Zwicke GL, Mastarone GL, Irwin T, Dykens JA. Health communication practices in rural Senegal. An assessment to support cervical cancer screening. Journal of Applied Communication Research. 2015;43(2):242-262.
Dykens JA, Ndiaye Y, Hedrick C, Linn A. Peace Corps partnered health services implementation research in global health:  opportunity for impact. Global Adv Health Med. 2014;3(5):8-15
Hasnain M, Massengale L, Dykens JA, Figueroa EM. Health Disparities Training in Residency Programs in the United States. Fam Med 2014;46(3):186-191.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

PUBLISHED

Peterson CE, Dykens JA, Brewer NT, Buscemi J, Watson K, Comer-HaGans D, PhD, Ramamonjiarivelo Z, Fitzgibbon M. (2016). Increase HPV Vaccination Uptake: An Urgent Opportunity for Cancer Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.sbm.org/UserFiles/file/HPVstatement_FINAL.pdf

Demment MM, Peters K, Dykens JA, Dozier A, Nawaz H, McIntosh S, Smith JS, Sy A, Irwin T, Fogg TT, Khaliq M, Blumenfeld R, Massoudi M, De Ver Dye T; “Developing the evidence base to inform best practice: A scoping study of breast and cervical cancer reviews in low- and middle-income countries” PLOS One. 2015 Sep 1;10(9):e0134618. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134618 / 2015

Abril EP, Kupczyk M, Zwicke GL, Mastarone GL, Irwin T, Dykens JA. Health communication practices in rural Senegal. An assessment to support cervical cancer screening. Journal of Applied Communication Research. 2015;43(2):242-262. / 2014

Dykens JA, Ndiaye Y, Hedrick C, Linn A. Peace Corps partnered health services implementation research in global health: opportunity for impact. Global Adv Health Med. 2014;3(5):8-15

UNDER REVIEW

Reifler K, Dykens JA. Strengthening decentralized primary health care in low- and middle-income countries: a narrative review of frameworks. Journal of Health Policy and Planning. 2016 [under review]

Patel D, Xing Y, Hasnain M, Dykens JA. Global community health education: expertise for capacity building. Journal of Family Medicine. [under review]

Dykens JA, Linn A, Irwin T, Peters K, Pyra M, Traoré F, Touré-Diarra M, Hasnain M, Wallner K, Linn P, Ndiaye Y. Implementing visual cervical cancer screening in Senegal: A cross sectional study of risk factors and prevalence highlighting service utilization barriers. International Journal of Women’s Health. [under review]

VOLUNTEER AFFILIATIONS

Peace Care Founder

Rotary Club of Chicago

OTHER AFFILIATIONS

UIC Cancer Center Research member in the Population Health, Behavior and Outcomes Research Program.

UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy Member

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