Rochester, Minnesota


Sia.Irene@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Irene G. Sia, M.D., uses a community-based participatory research approach to address health issues affecting immigrants and refugees. She collaborates with community partners and researchers within and outside Mayo Clinic.

Focus areas

  • Immigrant and refugee health. Through partnerships with various community and academic institutions, Dr. Sia's research addresses health disparities affecting immigrants and refugees.
  • Community-based participatory research. Dr. Sia uses an investigative approach that equitably includes community partners in all phases of the research.

Significance to patient care

Dr. Sia hopes that through community-based participatory research, communities and researchers develop a better understanding of issues affecting the health of the community and thereby improve health care to achieve the common goal of health equity.

Professional highlights

  • Recipient, Meritorious Minority Service Award, Minnesota Medical Association, 2010
  • Recipient, Community Caring Award, Mayo Award for Excellence, Mayo Clinic, 2008

Clinical Studies

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Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine


  1. Diploma - Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom
  2. MSc - Tropical Medicine and International Health London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London
  3. Fellow - Infectious Diseases Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. Resident - Internal Medicine Albert Einstein Medical Center
  5. Internship - Internal Medicine Albert Einstein Medical Center
  6. Resident - Internal Medicine Santo Tomas University Hospital
  7. Internship Santo Tomas University Hospital
  8. MD University of Santo Tomas
  9. BS - Biology Accelerated University of Santo Tomas

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