Katharine WilcoxAcademic Career Fellow University of Illinois College of MedicineFamily Medicine
Global health Health policy
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.