Introducing 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
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
HIV-status disclosure can help with risk reduction, but it also carries with it ethical dilemmas regarding privacy, stigma, and self-protection. For populations which are already subjected to multiple types of stigmatization, these concerns are especially powerful....
In an effort to better understand the experience of administering HIV testing in dental care settings so as to ultimately be able to promote the practice on a grander scale, CHAS Committee Member Harold Pollack and colleagues qualitatively interviewed 37 dentists and...
CHAS Fellow Anup Malani and colleagues discuss the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its failure to substantially improve health care for minorities. As the authors explain, de facto segregation continues as evidenced by hospital usage statistics; just 20% of U.S....