Tracy Irwin, MD MPH
Assistant Professor and Director
Global Woman’s Health
Tracy Irwin, MD MPH joined the faculty at UIC in 2006 after having worked at University Gynecologic Consultants at Northwestern University. Since 2009, Dr. Irwin has been selected as one of America’s Best Doctors, indicating that she is considered to be in the top 5% of her field by her peers.
Dr. Irwin was the PI for the UIC site of a study funded by Gynuity, the aim of which is to investigate topical estriol’s effects on vaginal health. Dr. Irwin has a significant interest in global women’s health and has worked with the MIMA Foundation to provide medical care to indigent women in Bolivia and Guatemala, and has done clinical work in Malawi, Senegal, and Haiti. She and her colleague, Sherry Nordstrom, MD, are currently working with Robert Bailey, PhD of the UIC School of Public Health on an HIV prevention research and education project in Kenya.
Dr. Irwin is also the Women’s Health consultant for Peacecare, an organization that works with PeaceCorps to positively impact global health disparities. Dr. Irwin serves as a mentor and advisor to medical students and residents, is Co-Director of the Global Women’s Health Fellowship and is highly involved in educational programming in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and at UIC. She is on the Continuing Medical Education committee for the College of Medicine and is Chair of the Division of General Obstetric and Gynecology’s Education Committee, which focuses on gynecological and surgical education for residents.