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Alana Biggers MD

Internal Medicine

Biography

Alana Biggers, MD, MPH, FACP, is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC), College of Medicine where she received her medical degree.

She completed residency training at the Medical College of Wisconsin in internal medicine, obtained her Master of Public Health in chronic disease epidemiology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and completed a research fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr. Biggers has interests in health disparity research and achieving health equity. She has experience in breast cancer research, winning research awards while still in residency, and as a featured researcher at the National American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference and Quality Care Symposiums in 2014. Dr. Biggers continues her endeavors in research at UIC and has a NIH grant for research in diabetes and sleep. Additionally, Dr. Biggers enjoys teaching residents and medical students on best practices in urban health and providing medical care for underserved populations. She also aims to improve diversity among faculty at UIC College of Medicine as a member of both the Diversity Task Force and the Women’s Task Force.

Other clinical interests include preventive health with a concentration on clinical care spotlighting lifestyle modification when providing patients with guidance. She also has an interest in writing, and is a co-author in “The Chronicles of Women in White Coats”. Dr. Biggers plans to expand her role in the Chicago community by providing tips on healthy living through patient care and media outlets.