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Global Cancer Conversations: Felicia Knaul, PhD

Felicia Marie Knaul, PhD, is a member of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, and Professor at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami.  Dr. Knaul maintains a strong and synergistic global program of research and advocacy anchored in Mexico, where she is Senior Economist at the Mexican Health Foundation. She is also the Founding President of Tómatelo a Pecho, A.C., a Mexico-based NGO that promotes research, advocacy, awareness, and early detection of women’s health issues in Latin America. Dr. Knaul currently serves as Co-Chair of the Lancet Commission on Cancer And Health Systems and the Lancet Commission on Gender-based Violence and Maltreatment of Young People. She lectures globally on the challenge of breast cancer in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), both as a patient-advocate and health systems researcher. Learn more as she discusses links between her own cancer journey and her work as a global cancer advocate, researcher, and thought leader. Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., has played an important role in advocating for and achieving global cancer health equity throughout her career and has led Lancet commissions to draw attention to this topic. Throughout her career she been deeply engaged in these efforts, formerly at Harvard and currently at the University of Miami where she’s a member of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and directs the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas. Dr. Knaul is a Professor at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. She maintains a strong and synergistic global program of research and advocacy anchored in Mexico, where she is Senior Economist at the Mexican Health Foundation. She is also the Founding President of Tómatelo a Pecho, A.C., a Mexico-based NGO that promotes research, advocacy, awareness, and early detection of women’s health issues in Latin America. Dr. Knaul currently serves as co-chair of the Lancet Commission on Cancer and Health Systems and the Lancet Commission on Gender-based Violence and Maltreatment of Young People. She lectures globally on the challenge of breast cancer in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), both as a patient-advocate and health systems researcher.

Global Cancer Conversations: Felicia Knaul, PhD

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