Academic researcher, licensed clinical psychologist, Assistant Professor at Northwestern University
Sofia F. Garcia, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Medical Social Sciences, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is Director of Translational Research in the Cancer Survivorship Institute at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, and an alumna of The OpEd Project. Dr. Garcia is a licensed clinical psychologist who conducts research on the assessment and management of symptoms, quality of life and other patient-reported outcomes in chronic illnesses. Over the last decade she has conducted numerous studies aimed at promoting patient-centered care and addressing health disparities, including through the use of health information technology. Dr. Garcia is currently principal investigator of grant-funded studies evaluating survivorship services for patients completing cancer treatment. In her clinical role, she provides psychological treatment and evaluation through the Supportive Oncology Program of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.