Michael M. 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.

University of Chicago-Sciences Po Workshop on Health Policy Innovation and Reform

On September 19-20, 2019, University of Chicago faculty met with French researchers from Sciences Po to share their most recent and cutting edge work during a multi-day series on the global transformation of health care institutions, systems and policy.

Medicaid (MAX) Working Group

CHAS is supporting an interdisciplinary working group of faculty and Fellows to bring to the University of Chicago the most recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ MAX files. The group will be among the first to use a national panel of MAX files to assess program-wide performance and disease prevalence both at a single point in time and over several years.

CHAS Original Interviews

CHAS is excited to announce the start of a new quarterly podcast series featuring original interviews with local leaders in health policy and service innovation, beginning with Dr. Stacy Tessler Lindau, professor and practicing physician at UChicago Medicine and also the founder and chief innovation officer of a new social impact company called NowPow

About CHAS

The Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice 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.


CHAS eNews: January 2021

CHAS eNews: January 2021

POLICY BRIEFS: Understanding Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Autism-Related Service Use Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children; The Washington Post: Covid-19 poses special risks to people like my brother-in-law. They need vaccines now. CHAS PODCASTS: Invisible Visits:...

CHAS eNews: December 2020

CHAS eNews: December 2020

POLICY BRIEFS: The New York Times: Positive Test Rate of 11 Percent? France’s Schools Remain Open; Disaster Preparedness and Social Justice in a Public Health Emergency CHAS PODCASTS: Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System by Dr....

CHAS eNews: November 2020

CHAS eNews: November 2020

POLICY BRIEFS: Modeling Mitigation Strategies to Reduce Opioid-Related Morbidity and Mortality in the United States; Inside the Black Box of Improving on Nursing Home Quality Measures CHAS PODCASTS: Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare...


Faculty Seed Grants

Davis eLectures

Doctoral Student Awards

New CHAS Fellow

CHAS 2020 Annual Report

The Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) fosters the interdisciplinary work needed to address the nation’s complex health care problems. Pandemic restrictions in 2020 did not deter CHAS from continuing to support research, steer innovative inquiry, and promote learning and teaching in health policy and services. In 2020, and proceeding into the 2021 academic year, the Center adapted to utilizing online and virtual resources to support key programming, including online workshops and committees, CHAS Seed Grants, Michael M. Davis eLectures and stipends to pre-doctoral students.