Katharine Wilcox

Academic Career Fellow University of Illinois College of MedicineFamily Medicine
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Biographical Info


Winnetka, IL



Clinical Interests

Reproductive health

Family planning

Nutrition education

Maternal health

Global health Health policy

Medical School

Weill Cornell Medical College


Barbara Slifka International Fellow American Medical Women’s Association Overseas Assistance Grant

New York State Academy of Family Physicians Student Externship Grant

Carol K. Pforzheimer Fellowship Research Grant

Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar Athlete


I grew up in the northern suburbs with my parents, three dogs, two gerbils, a few snakes, and one brother. At Harvard, I majored in History of Science, researched the history of lung cancer advocacy, and was the captain of the rowing team. When not on the water, I sang a cappella and ran a study on which dining hall had the best grilled cheese.  In medical school at Cornell, I edited a cookbook for med students and wrote about how food access determines health. I spent a year in the highlands of Guatemala working with Wuqu’ Kawoq, which provides healthcare to non-Spanish-speaking, indigenous Mayans. I witnessed the difficulties that marginalized groups have in accessing care (and developed a mango skin allergy).   UIC was a no-brainer with its focus on social justice, caring for underserved communities, strong reproductive health, and FQHC clinic.  Outside of clinic, you’ll find me running, subjecting my partner Matt to a HIIT workout, crosswording, or trying to climb rocks.



Categories: Department of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine - Faculty, Residents 2023