Section of General Internal Medicine
Arshiya A. Baig, MD, MPH, FACP is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of Medicine. She graduated from Northwestern University, majoring in chemistry and Spanish, and attended medical school at the Tufts University School of Medicine in the combined MD/MPH program. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Baig was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Colombia, South America, where she gave seminars on community-based research methods and conducted research on the healthcare response to female victims of domestic violence.
Dr. Baig has worked on community-based participatory research projects to improve healthcare delivery to low-income, uninsured minority communities in partnership with faith-based organizations in Los Angeles and Chicago. Her main research interest is in the use of faith-based interventions to mitigate Latino diabetes disparities. She is currently working with churches and community groups in South Lawndale, Chicago, to test a church-based diabetes self-management program on diabetes control and management among Latinos. She has also led a survey of health centers in the Midwest assessing the services provided to Latino patients and provider knowledge of Latino culture.
Dr. Baig is a member of the National Research Committee for the Society of General Internal Medicine and has been a consultant to the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality and an invited reviewer at National Institutes of Health. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and given talks on Latino health disparities and community-based research in the U.S. and abroad. In 2012, she won the Chicago Foundation for Women’s’ “Breaking Barriers Award” for her work in combating Latino diabetes disparities. Dr. Baig sees patients in the primary care clinic and attends on the inpatient teaching wards at the University of Chicago and its affiliated hospitals. Dr. Baig is supported by a K23 Career Development award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Her projects have also received funding from the University of Chicago Diabetes Research and Training Center and the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA).