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Caesar Thompson

Pipeline to Justice Scholar

MAJOR:Public Health; MINOR: Social Justice


Caesar Thompson (he/they) is a community organizer, activist, and health ambassador. He is among the first cohort of UIC’s BAPH + MPH program at the School of Public Health and the first cohort of Life Scholars – non-traditional students who served in Chicago’s COVID-19 Response Corps before enrolling at UIC in pursuit of advanced degrees. Some of his favorite topics and political frameworks are healing justice, qualitative data, popular history, and queer ecology.

Caesar serves on the Center for Clinical and Translational Science’s Community Engagement Advisory Board, and is a member of Radical Public Health, a UIC student organization and mutual aid group which strives to highlight and address the root causes of health inequities, as well as programming the student co-led, free and open to all course: Epidemics of Injustice.