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 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


CHAS eNews: June 2020

CHAS eNews: June 2020

POLICY BRIEFS: Scarce Resource Allocation Scores Threaten to Exacerbate Racial Disparities in Healthcare; Black Women's PrEp Knowledge, Attitudes, Preferences and Experiences in Chicago. CHAS PODCASTS: Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American...

CHAS eNews: May 2020

CHAS eNews: May 2020

POLICY BRIEFS: How Coronavirus is Exposing our Racial Disparities. How Obamacare Helps Hospitals Battle the Pandemic. ANNOUNCEMENTS: PhD Stipend Applications; COVID-19 Innovation Challenge. UPCOMING EVENTS: The Process of Foresight – How Futures Practice Can Enhance...

CHAS eNews: April 2020

CHAS eNews: April 2020

POLICY BRIEFS: Paying for Medicaid – State Budgets and the Case for Expansion in the Time of Coronavirus; Disablement in Context: Neighborhood Characteristics and their Association with Frailty Onset Among Older Adults ANNOUNCEMENTS: PhD Stipend Applications; CHAS...


Faculty Seed Grants

Davis Lectures

Doctoral Student Awards

Workshops & Conferences

New CHAS Fellows