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Yamilé Molina, MS, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor

Faculty Affiliate, Center for Research on Women & Gender; Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement, Cancer Center

Community Health Sciences

Pronouns: They/Their/Them


Building & Room:

649 SPH


1603 W. Taylor St.

Office Phone:

(312) 355-2679

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Dr. Yamilé Molina serves as a scholar activist focused on promoting the voices and agency of marginalized and resilient populations, including communities of color, LGBTQ communities, and communities living with chronic conditions.

Since joining SPH in 2016, Dr. Molina and community partners have been successful in obtaining multiple competitive grants (>$740K), publishing >30 peer-reviewed articles, and >25 national conference presentations focused on health equity. Further, Dr. Molina is committed to the next diverse generation of scholar activists, having mentored >30 undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, graduate, and medical students who identify as ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities. An overarching theme in their work is recognizing and leveraging the assets of underserved individuals, social networks, and communities toward health equity, with a focus on breast cancer and HIV. Specifically, individuals do not represent only “data points” in scientific studies, but also have the potential to become messengers/interventionists that diffuse and act upon evidence.

Selected Grants

National Cancer Institute, Empowering Latinas to Obtain Breast Cancer Screenings, Principal Investigator

National Cancer Institute, Assessing and Modeling Network-level Consequences of Patient Navigation, Contact Principal Investigator