Health and Wellness

There may be no more important responsibility than to continue advancement in the quality of life for all mankind. Finding new innovations in healthcare and wellness touch every other theme and cross-cutting area of the Discovery Partners Institute and the Illinois Innovation Network.

DPI will work collaboratively to create transformative solutions, technologies and educational programs to improve the health and wellness of individuals, communities, and populations. The Health and Wellness working group aims to

  • Reshape the ways we can help prevent, predict, diagnose, halt, and cure diseases
  • Change the point of care and access to care to improve accessibility while encouraging individuals to be agents in their own care
  • Promote a proactive health care environment
  • Address social determinants of health

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Health and Wellness Working Group

MARK ROSENBLATT

Chair
Professor & Department Head
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago

JORGE VILLEGAS

Institutional Lead
Associate Professor
Department of Business Administration
University of Illinois at Springfield

JEFF WOODS

Institutional Lead
Professor
Department of Kinesiology & Community Health
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

DORINE BRAND

Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health
University of Illinois at Springfield

MARTIN BURKE

Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CARLA CACERES

Professor
Department of Animal Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

EILEEN COLLINS

Professor
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
University of Illinois at Chicago

BRIAN CUNNINGHAM

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ANGELA DOEHRING

Assistant Professor
Department of Exercise Science
University of Illinois at Springfield

BETSY GOULET

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Public Administration
University of Illinois at Springfield

YANHUI GUO

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Springfield

TODD LEE

Professor & Interim Department Head
Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes & Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago

WENDY ROGERS

Professor
Department of Kinesiology & Community Health
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

SARA RUSCH

Regional Dean
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

Robert Winn

Professor & Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
Department of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago