Health Disparities Research & Training
The purpose of the Program for Health Disparities Research and Training is to support collaborative efforts for research and training in health disparities at the University of Chicago. The Program strives to connect the research and training programs working in this area on campus to identify and develop areas of synergy and common interest.
University of Chicago Health Disparities Resources
The University of Chicago has become a leading national center for the study of health disparities. Various separate but interconnected centers, initiatives, and programs based on the campus, concentrate research on such inequalities.
A national progam of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
A course at the Pritzker School of Medicine
A partnership between the University of Chicago Medical Center and community doctors, clinics and hospitals to improve the long-term health of South Side residents
An effort, funded by NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards to speed the pace at which new biomedical knowledge gets put to practical and effective use to improve the health and health care of our nation’s people.
Affiliated Faculty and Staff
Kathleen Cagney, Department of Health Studies*
Marshall Chin, Department of Medicine*
Scott Cook, Center for Health and the Social Sciences
Laura Derks, Office of Community Affairs
Leif Elsmo, Office of Community Affairs
Bernard Ewigman, Department of Family Medicine
Thomas Fisher, Department of Emergency Medicine
Waldo Johnson, School of Social Service Administration*
Martha McClintock, Department of Psychology
David Meltzer, Department of Hospital Medicine
Monica Peek, Department of Medicine
Eric Whitaker, Medical Center
*denotes program leadership
Reproductive Justice Conference
Beyond Choice: Exploring Reproductive Justice from Scholarship to Activism
Monica Peek, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine
Race and Shared Decision-Making: Perspectives of African-American Patients with Diabetes
Screening of Unnatural Causes: Is Equality Making Us Sick?
Moderators: Drs. Thomas Fisher, Rick Kittles, and Monica Peek
Panelists: Bryan Echols, Dr. Eric Whitaker, Dr. Quentin Young