Marcia Tan, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Tan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago, and the Assistant Director for Community Outreach and Engagement in the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is a licensed clinical health psychologist with a background in epidemiology, and her work focuses on health disparities in modifiable cancer risk factors, including tobacco use and weight gain, and cancer prevention among underserved populations. Dr. Tan’s specific research interests are 1) examining biopsychosocial and behavioral factors that contribute to disparities in cancer, and 2) conducting community-based health behavior interventions to reduce risk factors among underserved populations. She received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami, an MPH from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and a BS in Psychology from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She completed postdoctoral training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as an NCI T32 fellow in Cancer Prevention and Control. 

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