Health Disparities Research and Training


The Program for Health Disparities Research and Training supports collaborative efforts for research and training in health disparities at the University of Chicago. The Program strives to connect University researchers, scholars, and training programs, while identifying areas of synergy and interest.


Campus and Community Health Disparities Pilot Research Grants Program

University of Chicago Health Disparities Resources

The University of Chicago has become a leading national center for the study of health disparities. Various  centers, initiatives, and programs based at the University concentrate research on such inequalities.

Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change - A national progam of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Health Care Disparities in America - A course at the Pritzker School of Medicine

Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) - 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.

ITM Affiliated Faculty and Staff: 

  • Kathleen Cagney, Department of Health Studies
  • Marshall Chin, Department of Medicine
  • Scott Cook, FInding Answers: Disparities Research for Change
  • Leif Elsmo, Office of Community and External Affairs
  • Bernard Ewigman, Department of Family Medicine
  • Waldo Johnson, School of Social Service Administration
  • Martha McClintock, Department of Psychology
  • David Meltzer, Department of Hospital Medicine
  • Monica Peek, Department of Medicine

Urban Health Initiative - 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.

University of Chicago Health Disparities Listserv