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Rachel Caskey, MD, MAPP

Earl M. Bane Professor and Head, Department of Medicine

Chief, Division of Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Department of Medicine, Division of Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics


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Dr. Caskey is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics; and a health services researcher at UIC. She is Chief of the Division of Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Her research focuses on investigating novel mechanisms to positively impact and incentivize preventive health behaviors which result in improved health outcomes. Her recent projects focus on system-level changes to health care settings to improve outcomes for women and children; with an emphasis on improving access to care for postpartum women. Dr. Caskey has an appointment at UIC’s school of public health in the Division of Maternal Child Health where she has taught courses on health outcomes. She is a member of the UIC Cancer Center where she collaborates on efforts to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer. Dr. Caskey has considerable experience mentoring undergraduate, graduate, medical student, resident, fellow and junior faculty members; including MD and PhD postdoctoral fellows.

Notable Honors

2016, Departmental Faculty of the Year Award, UIC College of Medicine

2014, Adolescent Health Award, for Health4Chicago School-located vaccination program, Chicago Department of Health

2014, Travel Award, Translational Science National Meeting, Burroughs-Welcome Fund

2014, Top Doctor Award, Doctors of Excellence

2010, 2011, 2013, Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award, Department of Medicine


Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: University of Michigan
Fellowship: University of Chicago