Yamile Molina, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences
Email: ymolin2@uic.edu
1603 W. Taylor St., office 657
Chicago, IL 60612

Dr. Yamile Molia is an Assistant Professor of the Community Health Sciences Division at the School of Public Health, Faculty Affiliate for the Center for Research on Wome nand Gender and Early Investigator/Academic Partner for the Office of Community Engagement, Research, and Implementation Science, Cancer Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is committed to academic, community, and advocacy efforts that optimize the agency and well-being of women. Toward that end, Dr. Molina has received qualitative and quantitative training that spans across disciplines, including graduate degrees in psychology (MS, PhD) and epidemiology (MPH). She utilizes approaches that rely on interwoven, continuous multi-stakeholder engagement, including community-based participatory research and mixed method designs. Her quantitative and qualitative work largely involves examination of mediating factors/mechanisms through various analytic techniques. Her interests center on characterizing individual and community strengths that promote well-being and optimal healthcare utilization among marginalized and resilient groups, including people of color, LGBTQ-identified people, and people living with chronic conditions.

Selected Publications:

Ceballos RM, Molina Y, Malen RC, Ibarra G, Escareño M, & Marchello N. 2015 Design, development, and feasibility of a Spanish-language cancer survivor support-group. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer 23, 2145-2155. PMC4449795.

Molina Y, Thompson B, & Ceballos RM. 2014. Physician and family recommendations to obtain a mammogram and mammography intentions: The moderating effects of perceived seriousness and risk of breast cancer. Journal of Women’s Health Care 3, 199. PMC4281937.

Molina Y, Hohl SD, Ko LK, Rodriguez EA, Thompson B, & Beresford SAA. 2014. Understanding the patient-provider communication needs of Latina and non-Latina White women following an abnormal mammogram. Journal of Cancer Education, 29, 781-789. PMC4206667.

Molina Y, Beresford SAA, Espinoza N, & Thompson B. 2014. Psychological distress, social withdrawal, and coping following receipt of an abnormal mammogram among different ethnicities: A mediation model. Oncology Nursing Forum, 41, 523-532. PMC4172284.

Molina Y, Lehavot K, Simoni JM, & Beadnell B. 2014. Racial/ethnic disparities in health behaviors and conditions among lesbian and bisexual women: The role of internalized stigma. LGBT Health, 1:131-9. PMC4172284.

Molina Y, Yi JC, Martinez-Gutierrez J, Yi-Frazier J, Reding K, & Rosenberg AR. 2014. Resilience among patients across the cancer continuum: Diverse perspectives. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 18: 93-101. PMC4002224.

Molina Y, Thompson B, Espinoza N, & Ceballos R. 2013. Breast cancer interventions serving U.S.-based Latinas: Current approaches and directions. Women’s Health, 9: 335-350. PMC3969611.