Kathy Tossas-Milligan, M.S.

Associate Director, Quality Consortium

Kathy Tossas-Milligan is an Associate Director for the Breast Cancer Quality Consortium at the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force. She has an extensive healthcare and science research background, including a nine year corporate career as a molecular diagnostic product development scientist and project manager. She also led the development and implementation of a statewide colorectal cancer screening initiative at the Illinois division of The American Cancer Society which provided education and navigation of eligible uninsured and underinsured individuals towards screening colonoscopies. Under her leadership, the program expanded from 1 pilot site to 9 large hospital partners and over 14 Federally Qualified and other Safety Net Health Centers, reached over 9000 individuals and made provision for over 1100 free colonoscopies for uninsured and underinsured individuals in Illinois. She holds a MS in Microbiology and Immunology from The University of Michigan and a BS in Biology from The University of Puerto Rico, where she is a native. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Cancer Epidemiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Her primary professional goal is the pursuit of equitable access to primary health care services. She is often a guest speaker at local live TV show "The Urban Health Hotline" and has been featured in NBC, Univision, Telemundo and several magazines, speaking on issues of health care advocacy.




Phone Number: (312) 942-3225

Email: katherine_tossas-milligan@rush.edu

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