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 | June 2022

The 2021 Paris Conference has been rescheduled for June 2022 – CHAS wishes everyone safety and looks forward to hosting the event next summer. 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 Original Interviews

CHAS is excited to share a 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 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 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: April 2021

CHAS eNews: April 2021

POLICY BRIEFS: Representation of Women on National Institutes of Health Study Sections; Unsanitized and Unfair: How COVID-19 Bailout Funds Refuel Inequity in the U.S. Health Care System CHAS PODCASTS: Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class...

CHAS eNews: March 2021

CHAS eNews: March 2021

POLICY BRIEFS Perceptions of Quality and Safety in Cannabis Acquisition Among Young Gay and Bisexual Men living with HIV/AIDS Who Use Cannabis: Impact of Legalisation and Dispensaries; Reducing Opioid Mortality in Illinois (ROMI): A Case...

CHAS eNews: February 2021

CHAS eNews: February 2021

POLICY BRIEFS COVID-19 Among African Americans: An Action Plan for Mitigating Disparities; Policy Responses to the Addiction Crisis; Examining the Inclusivity of US Trials of COVID-19 Treatment CHAS PODCASTS: Invisible Visits: Black...


Faculty Seed Grants

Davis eLectures

Doctoral Student Awards

New CHAS Fellow

CHAS 2020 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.