Marsh Research Lab

Dr. Jeanne C. Marsh is the George Herbert Jones Distinguished Service Professor at 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.

Marsh Research Projects:



The Gender Disparities in Opioid Treatment (GDOTx) project is a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded R01 research grant titled, “Gender Disparities in Access and Engagement in Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder.” Professor Jeanne C. Marsh is the Principle Investigator (PI) for this project, which is a longitudinal analyses of gender difference in entry, access, and engagement in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD). The project team includes leading experts in gender disparities (Dr. Marsh), MAT access (Drs. Erick Guerrero and Hortensia Amaro) and advanced longitudinal approaches (Dr. Yinfei Kong). This work will document the impact of Medicaid expansion, through the Affordable Care Act, on women’s MAT entry, access and engagement. Our findings will inform health care policies and practices and advance systems science and practice guidelines to enhance access to and engagement in care for women with OUD, one of the most vulnerable populations affected by the current opioid epidemic. Find the latest GDOTx updates HERE.

HRSA’s Financial Analysis Research Agenda (FARA)

Federally funded health centers (HCs), which receive financial support from the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have been the flagship direct primary care safety net support program for the federal government since its inception in the 1960’s. The HRSA funded Financial Analysis Research Agenda (FARA) aims to produce manuscripts, reports, and on-going data to demonstrate the value, capacity, and impact of the Health Center Program. Professor Jeanne C. Marsh, along with co-lead author Dr. Harold Pollack and co-authors Dr. Neda Laiteerapong and Dr. Robert Nocon, are using Medicaid claims data to compare the quality and cost of integrated primary and behavioral health care provided by health centers, specialty substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers, and physician offices for patients with diagnosed substance use disorders. This project team will focus on opioid use disorders, given the magnitude of this public health challenge. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s) play an important role in provision of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), specifically integrated buprenorphine maintenance treatment (BMT) for vulnerable and disadvantaged populations.

Provision of Housing Services in U.S. Inpatient Hospital Settings: A Systematic Review

This project is a systematic review aimed at understanding the provision of housing services in U.S. inpatient hospitals. This review stemmed from interest in the role of the health care system in addressing social needs of patients. Professor Jeanne C. Marsh is overseeing the project analysis, along with Crown Family School PhD candidate Hannah MacDougall performing the review and research.