Dr. Stephanie Ross

Founder, Illness Navigation Resources

Dr. Stephanie Ross is a clinical health psychologist and founder of Illness Navigation Resources, a consultancy for patients and families coping with medical crises. She is an assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ross is a member of the professional staff at Northshore University Health System, a teaching affiliate of the University of Chicago. She has extensive experience and expertise in working with oncology and other medical patients and those at high-risk for cancer and other diseases.

Dr. Ross sits on the board of directors of the Center for Jewish Genetics, the Professional Advisory Board of Breastcancer.org, the advisory committee for the Jewish Healing Network of Chicago (JHNC) and the medical advisory board of Bright Pink. She is frequently asked to present to medical professionals and community groups about the emotional impact of cancer and other medical conditions. She has a particular interest in helping support patients and families as they navigate each step of their illness journey. 

Dr. Ross earned her Ph.D. at Loyola University Chicago and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where she served as chief research fellow in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. 

Sessions:

Jewish Genetic Wellness, from Strength to Strength: Empowering Women and Families

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