Marsh Research Lab

Dr. Jeanne C. Marsh is the George Herbert Jones Distinguished Service Professor in the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice and the Director of the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the University of Chicago.


It is estimated that more than 130 people die every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. In response to the opioid crisis in the United States, CHAS Director Jeanne C. Marsh, PhD continually conducts longitudinal analyses of gender differences, particularly in entry, access and engagement in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD).

Professor Marsh has published broadly on issues of substance abuse, social service provision for women and children, and evaluation of social work interventions. ​She has been Principal Investigator on a number of studies and is currently Principal Investigator on a NIDA-funded study of gender differences in the impact of substance abuse treatment services – Visit the Gender Disparities in OpioidTx​ page. Dr. Marsh also mentors several PhD candidates’ research projects and thesis defenses. She has received a number of awards and honors, including the NASW Award for Excellence in Social Work Research, service as editor-in-chief of Social Work, past-president, Society for Social Work and Research the journal of the National Association of Social Workers, and is a Board member of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.