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Welcome to CHeSS

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.



Health Economics Workshop: January 29, 2015

Please join us for the upcoming Health Economics Workshop (HEW) on January 29, 3:30-5:00 pm in the Medical Center Room W-229.   


Marcella Alson, MD, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University


If you are interested in presenting at or would like more information about HEW, please contact Tamara Konetzka.




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