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Rachel Caskey, MD, MAPP

Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Pediatrics College of Medicine



Dr. Rachel Caskey is a department affiliate with the Maternal and Child Health Program in the Community Health Science division and a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine. She is board certified in both pediatrics and internal medicine and is a primary care provider for all ages. Dr. Caskey is the Chief of the Division of Academic Internal Medicine at UIC and a health services researcher. Her research focuses on investigating novel mechanisms to positively impact health behaviors which result in improved health outcomes, streamlined healthcare systems and cost savings. Her recent projects include health and public health interventions to improve outcomes for postpartum people. She leads system-level interventions to improve access to health and mental care during the postpartum period.
Dr Caskey has served on several Chicago Department of Public Health committees and task forces.  She works with the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics on vaccine promotion efforts. Dr. Caskey speaks nationally about adolescent health and vaccine promotion.


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

List Accomplishments/Awards/Honor:

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

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

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

Doctors of Excellence Top Doctor Award 2014

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

Categories: DOM – AIM – Faculty