Hariharan Athreya, MD MPH

Resident – Family Medicine University of Illinois College of MedicineFamily Medicine Residency

Biographical Info


San Antonio, TX

Medical School

McGovern Medical School

Awards & Distinctions

Albert Schweitzer Fellow
WHO Global Health Policy Scholar


Global health
Population health
Health policy
Chonic disease prevention

I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. For college, I moved to Houston to attend Rice University, where I first discovered my interest in global health and public health. I worked as a nutrition educatior for minority middle school children and was quickly troubled by the disparity between their and my opportunities to pursue a healthy life. After college, I developed a passion for communitiy health and health disparities as I worked in Ghana, India, and for my Americorps two year service commitment before matriculating into medical school. I learned that public health training could complement clinical training, and could help me address health disparties and understand the clinical impact of social determinants of health. During medical school, I took a year break to earn a Masters in Public Health and work with the World Health Organization. I am very grateful to be part of the UIC family because of their sense of community and support, commitment to working with vulnerable populations, and an opportunity to continue to blend public health principles with clinical care. In my free time, you can find me watch a San Antonio Spurs game, hanging out by any body of water, and an indie concert, cooking, or trying to decide what kind of furniture to build next!

Hariharan Athreya, MD MPH

Categories: Residents 2021