Social Work & Health

The 2017 Social Work & Health Convening was held Monday, January 9 at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center, in downtown Chicago. Video recordings, presentation slides, an a summary document are now available to the public.

CHAS Receives BIG Grant for Big Data

CHAS received a grant from the Big Ideas Generator (BIG) to fund a Big Data in Health workshop for UChicago faculty to collaborate and perpetuate research projects benefitting social sciences and health disparities.

Davis Lectures

The Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) has a long history of hosting prominent speakers on topical policy issues. Lectures are held weekly during Fall and Spring quarters.

About CHAS

The Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration has been a leader for over 75 years in research and education in health policy and services. CHAS engages an interdisciplinary and international group of health policy and services researchers on topics of health policy innovation and reform, health and social service integration, health access, cost and quality, behavioral health, global health, and preventive intervention. We are the experts in health policy and service effectiveness for the disadvantaged.

An intentionally interdisciplinary center located in a graduate school of social work is a unique institutional form that both exploits and enriches the values and orientation of the University of Chicago. CHAS has explored new questions, identified knowledge gaps, sought to enhance the translation of research-to-practice, and identified opportunities for collaborations within and outside the University of Chicago. Our programs support faculty research, research dissemination and translation, student learning, and engage researchers, scholars, policy makers, and practitioners.

“Building on the rich tradition of policy and services that contribute to major initiatives to improve health care for the disadvantaged – including the Affordable Care Act – CHAS continues to explore new questions, identify knowledge gaps and promote the translation of research to policy and practice to the end of promoting health care for all.”

Jeanne C. Marsh, CHAS Director


Network Approach to HIV Tracing Shows Promise

The Transmission Reduction Intervention Project (TRIP) is an HIV tracing intervention which prioritizes newly infected individuals and their social networks. According to a study co-authored by CHAS Fellow John Schneider: "If a person recruited by TRIP has recently...

Physicians Influenced by Medical Technology Markets

Previous studies have shown a positive correlation between consulting relationships and utilization of various medical technology products. Such data has led many to believe that financial conflicts of interest lead to bias in utilization by physicians. Nevertheless,...


Davis Lectures


Faculty Seed Grants

Doctoral Student Awards