Conversations with the Martin sisters

Are you interested in the field of Nursing or Public Health and Social Justice? Please join us for an afternoon of engaging conversation with the Martin sisters as they discuss the value of both Public Health and Healthcare in addressing health disparities and inequities.

Who are the Martin Sisters?

Melissa Martin is the COVID 19 Contact Tracing Corps Project Coordinator at the Collaborators for Health Justice located in the UIC School of Public Health. In her role she provides support to the implementation & evaluation of the COVID 19 Contact Tracing and Resource Coordination program, which aims to both mitigate community transmission of COVID 19, and create a diverse public health workforce that reflects the city of Chicago’s residents. Prior to joining the UIC team, she was the Director of the Chicago Area Health Education Center at Health & Medicine Policy Research Group and provided executive leadership to Chicago AHEC to fulfill it’s mission of recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a diverse public health & healthcare workforce committed to working in underserved communities. Melissa graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Masters of Public Health.

Dr. Kimberly Martin has been an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Chicago for eleven years. She started her career at Northwestern Memorial hospital as a staff nurse seven years ago. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Bradley University in Peoria, IL, Master’s degree in nursing from North Park University in Chicago, IL , and Doctorate in nursing from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. She is also adjunct faculty for Walden University. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.