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Dorothy Charles, MD

Specialty in Family Medicine

Dr. Charles received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and is pursuing a career in family medicine. She received a BA in molecular biology from Princeton University. Over the past several years, she has written about a variety of topics on different mediums, from cognitive neurology research in peer-reviewed academic journals to science op-eds for the popular press. Her interests in medicine include public health, women’s health, and health justice. She is also passionate about patient education and enjoys translating complex medical topics into language that is accessible to non-medical audiences.

Practice names

Resident in Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Education and training

2014 - 2019 - MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2010 - 2014 - BA (Molecular Biology), Princeton University


Resident in Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Publication Highlights

Shreya Kangovi, Tamala Carter, Dorothy Charles, Robyn A. Smith, Karen Glanz, Judith A. Long, and David Grande. Toward A Scalable, Patient-Centered Community Health Worker Model: Adapting the IMPaCT Intervention for Use in the Outpatient Setting. Population Health Management. Dec 2016. ahead of print. DOI: 10.1089/pop.2015.0157

Charles, D., Himmelstein, K., Keenan, W. et al. White Coats for Black Lives: Medical Students Responding to Racism and Police Brutality. J Urban Health (2015) 92: 1007. DOI: 10.1007/s11524-015-9993-9

Charles D, Olm C, Powers J, et al. Grammatical comprehension deficits in non-fluent/agrammatic primary progressive aphasia. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 2014;85:249-256. DOI: 10.1136/jnnp-2013-305749