July 2020
CHAS eNews
Testing a Mobile App and Counseling-Based Waiting Room Intervention Created with and for Young Black Women to Educate About Dual Protection
Black and Latino people face a higher incidence rate of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and tend to experience poorer access to quality health care compared with whites. Income, education, and insurance coverage differentials are typically identified as risk factors, but neighborhood-level analyses may provide additional insights. CHAS Fellow and Professor at UChicago's Department of Sociology, Kathleen Cagney and colleagues Haena Lee, PhD (UMichigan), Julia Caldwell, PhD (UChicago), Chieko Maene, MS (UChicago) and Milda Saunders, MD, MPH (UChicago) examine whether neighborhood racial composition contributes to racial/ethnic inequities in access to high-quality dialysis care in Chicago.
The Washington Post: "We can’t protect nursing homes from Covid-19 without protecting everyone."
Nursing home residents are at high risk for infection, serious illness, and death from COVID-19. According to a research team, which includes CHAS Fellow R. Tamara Konetzka , Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago, location and facility size matter in predicting whether a nursing home will have a serious COVID-19 outbreak. Along with Brown University's Professor Vincent Mor and Harvard Professor David C. Grabowski, Dr. Konetzka determined the most important factors influencing whether and how large an outbreak occurs in a nursing home are the population density of the county in which the facility is located, the prevalence of the virus reported in the county and the racial distribution of the nursing home, which are all correlated. Because of these factors, nursing homes must remain vigilant deterring COVID-19 among residents and health care providers in order to prevent spread and protect residents and HCPs from severe infections, hospitalizations, and death. Please read the team's Washington Post COVID-19 op-ed for research team recommendations.
Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System
Dr. Tina Sacks, AM ’98, PhD ’13 Assistant Professor
School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley
The Importance of Community Asset Mapping, Medical Integration with Social Sciences, and Youth Involvement
Dr. Stacy Lindau, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine, UChicago Medicine and CIO/Founder of   NowPow
Author of  The Deepest Well , CEO/Founder of the   Center for Youth Wellness   and the 1st and current Surgeon General of California.
**Davis eLecture dates/times subject to change prior to official announcement in August 2020.**

TBD Davis eLecture
10/6/20 @ 12:30 pm CDT

Byron Powell, PhD
Assistant Professor
10/13/20 @ 12:30 pm CDT

TBD Davis eLecture
10/20/20 @ 12:30 pm CDT

TBD Davis eLecture
10/27/20 @ 12:30 pm CDT

TBD Davis eLecture
11/3/20 @ 12:30 pm CDT

TBD Davis eLecture
11/10/20 @ 12:30 pm CDT

TBD Davis eLecture
11/17/20 @ 12:30 pm CDT
CHAS Seed Grant Awardees Announced

CHAS is pleased to announced the following UChicago faculty as recipients of 2020-2022 CHAS Seed Grants. These projects will be added to the CHAS website along with prior Seed Grant awardees.
  • Marc G. Berman, Ph.D., M.S.E., Department of Psychology: “Prioritizing Urban Green Infrastructure (UGI) to Reduce Heat, Improve Human Self-control and Reduce Crime."

  • Gina Fedock, Ph.D., School of Social Service Administration: “Baby Talk in Prison: Examining Outcomes of a Home Visiting Program for Incarcerated Mothers."

  • Angela Garcia, Ph.D., M.A., School of Social Service Administration: “Hidden Inequalities: COVID-19 and the Well-Being of Poor and Racialized Chicagoans."

  • Valerie G. Press, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Medicine: “Quality of Care of Hospitalized Patients with COPD Post HRRP."

Congratulations to the funded faculty researchers!
Congratulations to the 2020-2021 CHAS Doctoral Stipend Program Recipients

Emily Claypool, A.M.
Ph.D. Student, School of Social Service Administration

Samantha Guz, M.S.S.W. L.S.W.
Doctoral Student, School of Social Service Administration

Eunseok Jeong
Doctoral Student, School of Social Service Administration
Hannah MacDougall, L.G.S.W., M.S.W.
Doctoral Candidate, School of Social Service Administration
Lauren Peterson, M.P.H., A.M.
Ph.D. Student, School of Social Service Administration
Tonie Sadler, A.M.
Ph.D. Candidate and Lecturer, School of Social Service Administration
More information on the CHAS Doctoral Research Stipend program , and the roster of supported students, can be found online.