Monica Palese, MPH

Clinical Research Associate

Monica Palese, MPH, is a Clinical Research Associate at the Center for  Clinical Cancer Genetics and the Center for Global Health at the University of Chicago, where she facilitates local-global clinical breast cancer research. Monica is responsible for the coordination of translational breast cancer research collaborations between interdisciplinary research teams at the University of Chicago, its domestic partner institutions, and international partner sites as well as the management of clinical research projects and communications at the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics.  She also works with faculty and students on campus to advance global health education and curriculum in order to prepare the next generation of global health professionals.  Monica graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her Master of Public Health in Public Health Administration and Policy from the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities. Her research interests and prior experience center around chronic disease prevention, health disparities, health communication, and education.  She is particularly interested in fostering global cooperation to translate emerging research and findings into action. Monica serves on the School of Public Health Alumni Board at the University of Minnesota and is a member of the American Public Health Association, the Illinois Public Health Association, the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association-Chicago Chapter, and USA Triathlon.