For more than 75 years, The University of Chicago has been a leader in fostering interdisciplinary research and training at the intersections of health and the social sciences. The Center for Health and the Social Sciences, founded in 2005, continues this legacy by supporting interdisciplinary health research and training initiatives across campus.
CHeSS is both a place and an idea. Our facilities comprise over 10,000 square feet of dedicated offices, conference rooms, and research facilities in the heart of the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus. Our goal is to support and promote innovation and excellence in research, scholarship, training, and collaboration. Our 105 faculty associates come from virtually all schools and divisions at the University, and collectively help to define CHeSS’s identity as an incubator of ideas and support for research in health and the social sciences on campus.
The Summer Program in Outcomes Research Training (SPORT) provides an intensive introduction to outcomes research for fellows and junior faculty and includes coursework in health services research; clinical epidemiology; research methods; and biostatistics. The program also offers participants the opportunity to workshop and develop a research proposal that could form the basis of an NIH, or other career development, award. A number of trainees have used SPORT as a way to jumpstart a master's degree in Public Health Sciences (MSCP) or Public Policy (MA or MPP), but SPORT can also function as a "stand alone" program. All SPORT participants attend the CTSA's weekly Outcomes Research Workshop (ORW) through this summer program, and are welcome to attend ORW throughout the academic year.
To review course listings and fill out an application, click here.
For additional questions about the SPORT program, contact Ellen Cohen, CHeSS Executive Director.