Iris Romero (she/her/ella) MD, MS, is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Dean for Diversity and Inclusion for the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Romero is driven by the hope that her scholarship will make a meaningful difference for patients.
As a gynecologist, she has witnessed the disproportionate impact of certain diseases in minority groups. As a result of these professional and personal experiences she has dedicated her career to social justice in medicine and science. A guiding principle of her work is that advances in science should benefit all patients and new treatments should be accessible to everyone regardless of social determinates of health.
The Romero Research Program focuses on four key areas in medicine and science: