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
Genetic Variants Demonstrating Flip-Flop Phenomenon and Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Among Women of African Ancestry
CHAS Fellow Olufunmilayo I. Olopade set out to evaluate the performance of existing breast cancer predictions models among women of African ancestry. Termed flip-flop (change in direction of the risk association), it means that a variant is risk factor in one...
Re-hospitalization after discharge for acute decompensated heart failure is a common problem among low-socioeconomic urban patients, who end up over-utilizing the Emergency Department (ED). Chicago Booth professor and CHAS Fellow Dan Adelman, in collaboration with...
CHAS Director Jeanne Marsh and Doctoral Research Awardees Clifford S. Bersamira, Yu-An Lin, and Keunhye Park examined past-year drug use among Asian Americans with respect to ethnic subgroup, acculturation, and gender differences using data collected from the National...