Department of Medicine
Milda Saunders is currently studying neighborhood characteristics associated with the time on renal transplant waiting lists. Her general research interests concern the social determinants of health disparities. She has numerous publications and presentations on this topic for a variety of audiences. Her committee involvement includes the Department of Medicine Intern Selection Committee and the Department of Medicine Diversity Committee. She is also an ad-hoc reviewer for <em>Annals of Internal Medicine</em>.
She was honored with Best Faculty Abstract in Health Service Research Category, Department of Medicine Research Day, at the University of Chicago Medical Center in 2010; National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research in 2009; Strategic Training Program in Transplantation Research awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research in 2007; and induction into Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Johns Hopkins University Chapter, in 2004.
Saunders holds an MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, an MPH from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and a BA in public policy from Brown University.
Saunders joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2010.