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Alana Biggers, MD, MPH, FACP

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Academic Internal Medicine, Associate Program Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Dr. Alana Biggers specializes in general internal medicine of adults and older adults. Her particular areas of interest include preventive health, chronic disease management, health maintenance and prevention, women’s health services, and adult cancer survivors. Dr. Biggers recently had a poster presentation accepted at the Society of Behavioral Medicine. She received a NIH/NHLBI notice of award for a career development/training grant (#1K01HL149775-01) for her research project entitled: “My ESSENCE: Mindfulness to Reduce Stress, Improve Sleep and Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in African-Americans with Type 2 Diabetes”. She was also chosen as the UIC 2019 Clinical Sciences Rising Star Researcher and Scholar of the Year.