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 Autumn and Spring quarters.

Paris Conference | September 2022

The 2021 Paris Conference has been rescheduled for September 22nd – 23rd 2022 – CHAS wishes everyone safety and looks forward to hosting the event next Autumn. The conference is supported by Sciences Po and will bring experts in health service delivery, policy, and research from across the globe together to compare welfare states between countries.

Medicaid (MAX) Working Group

CHAS supports an interdisciplinary working group of faculty and Fellows to bring the most recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ MAX files to the University of Chicago. This group is 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 2021 Annual Report

In 2021, CHAS continued to advance health and social services policy innovation and reform. And, during two years of global COVID-19 pandemic surges, CHAS expanded its technological footprint to address its mission. Read more in our annual report below. 

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

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CHAS eNews: June 2022

CHAS eNews: June 2022

POLICY BRIEF: Social Workers: A Neglected Partner in Health Policy and Public Health SERVICE INNOVATION: Disparities in Expected Driving Time to Opioid Treatment and Treatment Completion: Findings From an Exploratory Study Go to June...

CHAS eNews: May 2022

CHAS eNews: May 2022

POLICY BRIEFS: A Bifurcated Opioid Treatment System and Widening Insidious Disparities; Early Experience of the Quality Improvement Award Program in Federally Funded Health Center ANNOUNCEMENTS: It’s Not Too Late to Submit a CHAS PhD...

CHAS eNews: April 2022

CHAS eNews: April 2022

POLICY BRIEFS: “Girls have commercial sex, boys don’t:” Mixed-Methods Evidence for a Gendered Risk Environment for Street-Connected Young People in the Republic of Georgia; Identifying Relative Strength of Methadone Versus Health and...


Faculty Seed Grants

Online Lectures

Doctoral Student Awards

CHAS YouTube Videos

Front Page of the 2021 Annual Report

CHAS 2021 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.