Advancing Health Policy and Services ResearchThe objectives of CHAS were to develop a research program and project within it to comprehend the structure and operation of the existing health services system and its impact on the general population." — Odin Anderson, 1966
Funding OpportunitiesCHAS offers financial assistance for students, candidates, and faculty researching relevant topics.
Beginning in 2005, CHAS has supported promising health services and policy research projects at the University of Chicago through its annual Seed Grant program. Our Seed Grant awards facilitate research not presently funded by extramural sources, laying the foundations for larger-scale research projects that may be competitive for extramural funding. Our program funds projects that display sound research design with high potential impact on health services and policies affecting the disadvantaged. (Learn more)
DOCTORAL DISSERTATION AWARDS
CHAS offers one $18,000 award on an annual basis. The purpose of the stipend is to support students whose dissertation topic falls within the Center’s mission in the final stages of the dissertation research and writing, from proposal to dissertation defense. (Learn more)
CHAS funds five $3,000 total stipend awards annually to Crown Family School students who qualify. The purpose of the stipend is to support students who are assisting a CHAS faculty member on a health policy or services research project. (Learn more)
Research Tool KitCHAS has always facilitated locating services and has developed a "Research Tool Kit" to provide resources that may be of assistance in the preparation of research proposals and presentations. This toolkit page of resources will change over time as needs evolve.
Biostatistics Laboratory at the University of Chicago
- discussion about study design,
- sample size calculations,
- advice on organizing data for analysis,
- basic data analysis,
- advice to those conducting their own analyses,
- initial planning and referral for more extensive consultation.
Staffed by members of the Biostatistics Laboratory, the Clinic is currently held on Tuesdays from 9-1 with one-hour time slots available. Appointments are required. This service is funded in part by the University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine (CTSA) to lower barriers and to accelerate clinical and translational research. The Biostatistics Laboratory is located in the Medical Center at the north end of the 3rd floor of the Mothers Aid Research Pavilion (MARP – R-corridor). This can be accessed from the 2nd floor of Goldblatt (W and G corridors) by the staircase at the west end of the corridor near the entrance to the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology suite.
Center for Health Statistics
CHS has several projects accessible online, including:
Center for Hospital and Healthcare Administration History
Geographical Information Systems
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Access ICPSR here If the link does not work, copy and paste this url in your browser: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/index.jsp You will need to create an account so you may sign in to ICPSR. There is no cost associated with the account. After you establish your account and sign in, you will be able to find data sets, compare variables, and find publications as well as having access to other resources.
Department of Statistics
There is no fee for participation in the program, but participants will generally be required to make available a machine-readable version of their data. Participation will be limited to projects judged to provide the greatest potential benefits for both consultants and clients. In addition, as the number of quarterly requests for consultation generally exceeds the capacity of the program, potential clients are encouraged to make their participation requests early in the quarter. The program does not provide tutoring services, course work assistance, or emergency consulting.