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Stay up to date on research, funding opportunities, and events related to health and the social sciences.

Apply to Serve as an AmeriCorps member with the Comprehensive Care, Community, and Culture Program (C4P)

CHeSS is proud to partner with the Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) to deliver the AmeriCorps program.

Learn about the Oral Health Program at CHeSS

Oral health sits at the crossroads of health and the social sciences. Read more about our Program in Oral Health, Systemic Health, Well-Being, and the Social Sciences.

The Center for Health and The Social Sciences

For more than 75 years, The University of Chicago has been a leader in research and training at the intersection of health and the social sciences. The Center for Health and the Social Sciences, founded in 2005, continues this legacy through our support of interdisciplinary health research and training initiatives on campus.

CHeSS is a place and an idea. Our facilities comprise more than 10,000 square feet of dedicated offices, conference rooms, and research facilities in the heart of the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus. We support and promote innovation and collaboration, as well as excellence in research, scholarship, and training.

Our 106 faculty associates come from virtually all schools and divisions at the University, and collectively define CHeSS’s identity as an incubator of ideas and supporter of research in health and the social sciences. Throughout the year, CHeSS sponsors regular seminars and workshops on campus, and invites nationally-known scholars and policymakers to speak on a variety of topics, including new drug discovery and regulation, health economics, and national health care reform.

Moreover, CHeSS staff supports the writing and submission of grant applications and fundraising proposals, brainstorms and coordinates new research initiatives and projects, and provides expert research methods consultation during formative and operational phases of work.

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Outcomes Research Workshop

For more information about ORW including upcoming workshops, click here.

ORW has concluded for the quarter. 

Please stay tuned for our Spring Quarter ORW schedule.

Register here

Health Economics Workshop

For more information about HEW including upcoming presentations, click here.

March 31, 2022
Ryan McDevitt, PhD

Strategic Patient Dropping

Register Here