Karen Kim, MD
Dr. Karen Kim is a Professor of Medicine, Dean for Faculty Affairs for the Division of Biological Sciences, Director of the Center for Asian Health Equity, Director of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center Office of Community Engagement and Cancer Disparities, and an affiliate faculty in the Center for the Study of Race, Culture and Politics and Center for Gender Studies. Dr. Kim is a nationally recognized leader in research and public policy focused on Asian Americans and serves as the principal investigator of the Partnership for Healthier Asians, an AHRQ supported program to develop a market oriented dissemination model to improve cancer screening among Asian American immigrants. Dr. Kim is the principal director of the CDC funded Cook County Colon Cancer Alliance to Reignite and Enhance Screening (CARES) program, which will focus on increase screening among racial/ethnic minority populations in Chicago. Dr. Kim is president of the Asian Health Coalition, vice president of the National Council for Asian American Pacific Islander Physicians, advisory member of the CDC¹s Hepatitis B Task Force, steering committee of the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable and serves on the executive board of the American Cancer Society. Dr. Kim has over 15 years of experience in research, advocacy and civic engagement to improve health equity for Asian Americans.