Ashley Haddad, MD is a research fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago. She has an outpatient clinical practice with the University of Chicago Primary Care Group and is currently working on a Master’s degree from the Harris School of Public Policy. Her primary research interest is in the evaluation of ways that community environment promotes or assuages health disparities. Of particular interest is the influence of media and advertising on one’s nutrition choices, which can result in obesity and obesity disparities.
Dr. Haddad obtained undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Pre-Professional Studies at The University of Notre Dame, then attended medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She completed residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she began to study and teach on social determinants of health and health disparities. She is hoping to use the skills she gains during fellowship to pursue a career in Health Policy or Health Services Research.