Andrew Dykens

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Andrew is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Originating from southwest Missouri, Andrew received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and completed his Family Medicine residency and Public Health degree at UIC.

Andrew holds interests in global health policy and systems research, chronic diseases, community medicine, and health disparities. He is directing the Global Community Health Program through the UIC Department of Family Medicine Residency Program and is the Director of Postgraduate Global Health Education at the UIC Center for Global Health. This program strives to expose interested resident physicians to a global community health perspective. His interest in global health first developed through his experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer from 1997 to 1999 in Mauritania, West Africa. He served as a Health Education/ Water Sanitation volunteer in Selibaby, the capital of the Guidimakha region. He has founded and currently directs Peace Care, a nonprofit organization, with active work in Senegal, Ethiopia, and the Dominican Republic.

Andrew is married to Lauren and they live together in Chicago, IL with their daughters, Sevilla Dabel, Eliana Allison, and their dog, Bella Mango. Andrew enjoys spending time with friends and family, riding his bike, and playing the guitar.