Trainees and Scholars

 

Demography and Economics of Aging Training Program (NIA T32)

Jennifer Caputo, PhD

Jennifer Caputo, PhD

Postdoctoral Affiliate, Sociology

caputoj@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): PhD, Sociology- Indiana University Bloomington; MS, Sociology- Florida State University; BA, English- University of Kansas
Research Interests: Intergenerational relationships; Aging; Families; Health Inequalities; Mental Health; Gender; The Life Course

Emily Ellis

Emily Ellis

Predoctoral Affiliate, Social Service Administration

emilyellis@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): BS, Economics- American University, Washington DC; BA, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies- American University, Washington DC
Research Interests: Work-Family Policy; Family Caregiving; Poverty and Inequality; Social Safety Nets; Job Quality and Employment Policy

Jeehoon Han, PhD

Jeehoon Han, PhD

Postdoctoral Affiliate, Public Policy

jeehoon@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): PhD, Economics – University of Notre Dame
Research Interests: Welfare and budgetary consequences of low-income individuals’ and families’ responses government generated incentives.

Jerry Kaufman

Jerry Kaufman

Predoctoral Affiliate, Sociology

jckaufman@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): MA, Sociology- University of Chicago; MA, Sociology- University of Central Florida; MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary; BA, Educational Ministries- Huntington University
Research Interests: Race; Racialization; Health; Aging

Max Kellogg

Max Kellogg

Predoctoral Affiliate, Economics

mdkellogg@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): BS, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University- Ithaca, New York
Research Interests: Labor Economics; Disability Insurance

Grey Pierce

Grey Pierce

Predoctoral Affiliate, Sociology

greypierce@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): MA, University of Chicago; MS, University of Pennsylvania; BA, Oberlin College
Research Interests: Gender & Sexuality; Sociology of Health; Urban Studies; and Aging

Amelia Sancilio, PhD

Amelia Sancilio, PhD

Postdoctoral Affiliate

asancilio@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): PhD, Anthropology- Yale University; BA, Anthropology & Biology- Lawrence University
Research Interests: Senescence; Women’s Health; Reproduction; Human variation & adaption

Winnie Tong

Winnie Tong

Predoctoral Affiliate, Sociology

witong@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): MSc, Criminal Justice Policy- London School Economics; BS, Psychology- Yale University
Research Interests: Social Support and Health; Motivation and Happiness; Older Adult’s Health and Sexuality

Kevin Zheng

Kevin Zheng

Predoctoral Affiliate, Comparative Human Development

cwzheng@uchicago.edu
Degree(s):
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Health Services Research  Program (AHRQ T32)

Dani Adams

Dani Adams

Predoctoral Fellow, School of Social Service Administration

daniadams@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): AM, Clinical Concentration, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago; BA, Psychology (minor in Philosophy), Roosevelt University
Research Interests: Improving affordability, accessibility, and effectiveness of behavioral health services in low-income neighborhoods: Dissemination and implementation science; Child and adolescent mental health; Recovery-oriented system transformation; Trauma-informed practice and policy; Child welfare

Nicole Boyer, PhD

Nicole Boyer, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

nboyer@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Degree(s):
PhD & MPH, University of Glasgow; BS, Unversity of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
Research Interests: Health economics; Cost-effectiveness analysis; Economic evaluation in broader non-health settings such as the community or school; Decision analytic modeling
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Emily Claypool

Emily Claypool

Predoctoral Fellow, School of Social Service Administration

eclaypool@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): AM, University of Chicago; BA, University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Deinstitutionalization, clinical interventions, the social life and historical emergence of evidence-based practices and programs

Grant Gannaway

Grant Gannaway

Predoctoral Fellow, Economics

gwg@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): BA, Economics and Math, Brigham Young University
Research Interests: Health economics

Rebecca Gorges

Rebecca Gorges

Predoctoral Fellow, Harris School of Public Policy

rjgorges@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): MA, Economics, Hunter College; BS, Chemical Engineering and Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Research Interests: Impacts of long-term care policy on families, health disparities

Wan-Zi Lu

Wan-Zi Lu

Predoctoral Fellow, Sociology

wanzilu@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): MA, Sociology, University of Chicago; BA, Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University
Research Interests: Regulations and practices of organ transplants with a focus on comparative development of donations policies in a number of East Asian policies

Hannah MacDougall

Hannah MacDougall

Predoctoral Fellow, School of Social Service Administration

hmacdougall@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): MSW, Columbia University; BA, Saint Olaf College
Research Interests: Health services, social determinants of health, hospital community benefits

Tonie Sadler

Tonie Sadler

Predoctoral Fellow, School of Social Service Administration

tonie@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): AM, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago; BA, Anthropology, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
Research Interests: Disability Policy; Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Poverty and Inequality

Bikki Smith

Bikki Smith

Predoctoral Fellow, School of Social Service Administration

bikki@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): MSW, Social Work & MA, Psychology, New York University; BS, Psychology, Virginia Tech
Research Interests: Intersections of race/ethnicity, place and health

 

 

MD-PhD Program in Medicine, the Social Sciences and Humanities (MeSH)

Afia Khan

Afia Khan

afia@uchicago.edu
PhD Program:
Harris School of Public Policy
Research Interests: Health economics, antimicrobial resistance, social determinants of health and well-being

Joseph Krongold

Joseph Krongold

jkrongold@uchicago.edu
PhD Program: Public Health Sciences- Health Services Research
Research Interests: Quality measurement, end of life care

Maya Lozinski

Maya Lozinski

mayalozinski@uchicago.edu
PhD Program: Harris School of Public Policy
Research Interests: Risk adjustment, machine learning, provider decision making

Steven Server

Steven Server

sserver@uchicago.edu
PhD Program: Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science and History
Research Interests: Public Health & Social Medicine in 1930s Mexico

 

 

Postdoctoral Program in Clinical Research Informatics (TL1)

Justin Cirone, MD

Justin Cirone, MD

Fellow, Surgery, University of Chicago Medicine

cironejm@uchicago.edu
Doctoral Degrees: MD, Rutgers University
Research Interests: Reducing instances of violent trauma

Michael Cui, MD

Michael Cui, MD

Fellow, Internal Medicine & Hospital Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine

michael.cui@uchospitals.edu
Doctoral Degree: MD, University of Chicago; BS, Biology & BA, Biochemistry, Indiana University
Research Interests: Leveraging technology to improve clinical workflow, mobile health, hospital medicine

Matthew Dapas, PhD

Matthew Dapas, PhD

Fellow, Department of Human Genetics, Biological Sciences Division

mdapas@uchicago.edu
Doctoral Degree: PhD, Biomedical Informatics, Northwestern University
Research Interests: Genetics of childhood asthma in inner cities, Genetic heterogeneity of complex diseases

Pooja Gala, MD

Pooja Gala, MD

Fellow, Hospital Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine

pgala@uchicago.edu 
Doctoral Degree: MD, Weill Cornell Medical College; BS, Emory University
Research Interests: Strengthening health systems in low- and middle- income countries to better manage chronic diseases; quality improvement within primary care

Laura Magda, MD

Laura Magda, MD

Fellow, Hospital Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine

lmagda2@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Doctoral Degree: MD, Medical University of Lublin
Research interests: Building clinical research infrastructures within community hospitals; Social determinants of health; Social connectedness in health; Mental health and chronic illness; Implementation science, software and workflow methodology designing in clinical and translational research databases

Vivian Lee, MD

Vivian Lee, MD

Fellow, Hospital Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine

vlee1@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Doctoral Degree: MD, Chicago Medical School
Research interests: Investigating the role of gut bacteriophages in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease

Alexandra Tate, PhD

Alexandra Tate, PhD

Research Director, Section of Hospital Medicine

atate@uchicago.edu
Doctoral Degree: PhD in Sociology, UCLA
Research interests: Medical Sociology, end-of-life care, the doctor-patient relationship, health communication, health disparities, U.S. healthcare systems
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Patient Centered Outcomes Research Faculty Development Program 

Andrew Schram, MD, MBA

Andrew Schram, MD, MBA

Faculty Scholar, Hospital Medicine

aschram@uchicago.edu

Andrew’s research interests focus on increasing the operational efficiency of caring for hospitalized patients with the goal of optimizing the utilization of limited healthcare resources. He is also developing innovative hospitalist staffing models to facilitate increases coordination of care between inpatient and outpatient settings. He received his BA from Yale University; his MD and his MBA from the University of Chicago; and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Rush University Medical Center. Originally Andrew is from Wellesley, Massachusetts, and in the summer, he loves to sail on Lake Michigan.

Veena Sriram, PhD, MPD

Veena Sriram, PhD, MPD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine

vsriram@uchicago.edu

Veena is a Postdoctoral Fellow affiliated with the Department of Medicine. Her current research interests include health policy; health sector governance; medical specialization; human resources for health; and systems research in low– and middle-income countries, particularly India.; and global health. She completed her PhD as Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and her MPH at Columbia University. Veena’s hometowns include Chennai, India, and Chicago, Illinois. She is a mom to two children and loves to bake.

Oral Health Dissertation Fellowship

Aachal Devi

Aachal Devi

Oral Health Fellow

aachald@uchicago.edu
Degrees: MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Residency in Dental Public Health, NIH, Bethesda, MD; MA, Social Sciences, University of Chicago
Research interests: Investigating the role of gut bacteriophages in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease

 

 

Externally Funded Affiliates and Research Scholars 

Sivan Spitzer-Shohat, PhD

Sivan Spitzer-Shohat, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

spitzershohat@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu 
Doctoral degree: PhD in Sociology and Health Services Research, University of Haifa Israel
Research interests: Organizational healthcare disparities reduction strategies, quality improvement and health care disparities, transition in care and organizational change, social network analysis, qualitative methods