Rebecca Richards-Kortum
Professor of Bioengineering, Rice University

Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D. is the Rice University Malcolm Gillis University Professor of Bioengineering and co-Director of Rice 360 Institute for Global Health. Her research has been instrumental in improving early detection of cancers and in developing and scaling affordable technologies to improve newborn and maternal health, especially in low-resource settings. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Inventors, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. She received her PhD in Medical Physics from MIT and her BS in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Nebraska.

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