Dr. Kameron Matthews, MD, JD – Advisory Committee Member & T4D Liaison

KMKameron Matthews MD, JD, DiverseMedicine Advisory Committee member and Tour4Diversity Liaison, is a board-certified family physician and serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Mile Square Health Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, overseeing thirteen federally qualified health centers. Dr. Matthews graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor’s degree in public policy studies in 2000.  She then earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and her law degree at the University of Chicago.  She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Dr. Matthews has since focused her career on underserved patient populations, having worked previously as a staff physician at Cook County Jail and with Erie Family Health Center, a large community health center serving a mainly Spanish-speaking patient population. She is a member of the American Cancer Society’s Community Health Center Speakers Bureau and serves on committees of the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Illinois Primary Health Care Association. Dr. Matthews’ academic interests include: the promotion of translational and community-based research that impacts underserved patient populations; behavioral health integration; chronic condition self-management; and, disparities within cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment. As a passion outside of work, she is proud to co-direct the Tour for Diversity in Medicine, a grassroots initiative seeking to bring premedical enrichment activities to minority high school and undergraduate students across the country. Founded in 2012, the Tour for Diversity in Medicine has provided exposure, mentoring, and motivation to more than 2700 students across 23 states with upcoming visits to additional states and campuses planned. Dr. Matthews speaks regularly at conferences and events on topics including: workforce diversity, mentorship, family medicine and primary care, correctional medicine, policy and advocacy, and cancer screening and prevention.

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