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.

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

On September 21-22, 2023, the latest workshop in the CHAS and Sciences Po series was hosted at The University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus in Chicago, IL. Health policy reform workshops are co-supported by Sciences Po and bring research experts in health service delivery, policy, and research from across the globe together to compare welfare states between countries.

Medicaid Working Group (MWG)

CHAS helped to start, to fund and to manage an interdisciplinary working group of Date Use Agreement (DUA) “custodians,” who include faculty members, PhD students and staff, to bring the most recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) claims data files to the University of Chicago. This group is among the first to analyze a national cohort of CMS data files to assess program-wide performance and disease prevalence both at a single point in time and for longitudinal studies.

CHAS 2023 Annual Report released

In 2023, CHAS continued to advance health and social services policy innovation and reform through consistent programming.  Read the most recent annual report and previous reports at the link 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...


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Davis Lectures

Doctoral Student Awards

Health Policy Reform Convenings

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Front Page of the 2021 Annual Report

CHAS 2023 Annual Report

The Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) fosters the interdisciplinary work needed to address the nation’s complex health care problems. Throughout 2023, CHAS maintained focus on it’s mission to encourage improved access to health care for all people, to reduce negative health outcomes and to encourage health policy reform. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, CHAS has pivoted to improving accessibility to our programs & opportunities through virtual/hybrid seminars, through online archiving of recorded content and through online registrations & proposal submissions.​