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Feinberg invites you to meet our faculty. Using faculty profiles, you can search for an expert, locate scientific collaborators, or identify a mentor for your training experience. The Faculty Affairs Office coordinates the academic appointment process; directs recruiting for Feinberg’s chair- and director-level positions; and supports faculty in their continued development.

At a Glance

Feinberg offers a premier medical education and top-notch research programs in large part because of the expertise, experience, and dedication of its faculty. Numbering about 4,000, the medical school's faculty roster includes some of the best minds and hearts in medicine and biomedical research. Many have gained national and international prominence.

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Amelia C Swanson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Endo and Infertility)

Amelia Swanson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychiatry at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Swanson is a licensed psychologist specializing in women's reproductive health. After completing her doctorate, Dr. Swanson completed postdoctoral training in Integrated Primary Care across the lifespan at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, MA. In 2016, Dr. Swanson joined the faculty at University of Massachusetts Medical School/UMASS Memorial Medical Center as an attending Health Psychologist on the Consultation/Liais...

Christina L Boisseau, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Boisseau received her BS in Psychology from Duke University and her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. She completed a predoctoral residency and a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University, and was an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown before joining the faculty of Northwestern as an Associate Professor in the fall of 2018.

Gregory B Auffenberg, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Urology

I have a background in urologic oncology, health services research, and surgical quality improvement research. During my recently completed research fellowship in the Department of Urology at the University of Michigan, I worked to obtain a masters' degree in health and healthcare research. This provided me with the requisite training and skills to perform independent health services research and will allow me to serve as a research mentor to trainees. Further, I have extensively published on topics related to quality improvement of cancer care. Beyond publication, I have worked to implement s...

Stacy Cooper Bailey, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Dr. Bailey is a health services researcher investigating the definition and measurement of health literacy, its extent and associations with various health outcomes, and the testing of innovative and viable 'low-literacy' intervention strategies to help individuals promote, protect, and manage their health. Her research experience and interests extend across various contexts, including disease prevention, medication safety, chronic disease self-management and hospital readmissions. Her work also focuses on the broader theme of health inequalities, especially those experienced by individuals wi...

Qi  Cao, PhD

Associate Professor of Urology

I have been working on prostate cancer and epigenetics for over 15 years and published over 30 peer-reviewed publications. My major contributions to the field of prostate cancer and other cancer research include: (1) identification of PcG protein histone methyltransferase EZH2 as a biomarker for aggressive breast and prostate cancer; (2) characterization of EZH2 as an oncogene by repressing multiple tumor suppressors in breast and prostate cancer; (3) discovery of genomic loss of miR-101 in breast and prostate cancer and the upregulation of EZH2 by miR-101 in cancer; and (4) the coordinated ...

Avani V Shah, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine)

I am Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. My focus includes high risk asthma, primary ciliary dyskinesia and medical education. I also serve as the Assistant Fellowship Director of the Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship.

Tarun  Jain, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Endo and Infertility)

Tarun Jain, MD is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) fellowship at Brigham & Women's Hospital and his Ob/Gyn residency at the University of Washington. He holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biomedical & Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MD from the University of Southern California. Dr. Jain is actively involved on national com...

Andrea  Graham, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine

Dr. Graham's program of research focuses on using online/mobile technologies for screening, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders and obesity among youth, adults, and families, and on evaluating the implementation of behavioral interventions. She also is interested in understanding issues such as the costs of treatment that impact adoption of interventions in practice, and in training providers to deliver evidence-based interventions for mental and behavioral health problems.

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