Welcome to Chicagoland SSN

About the chapter

Chicagoland SSN brings together members from more than five local universities spanning multiple fields, including sociology, social policy, social work, education, political science, economics, urban planning, and medicine. With local partners, the Chicagoland SSN chapter promotes evidence-based discussions on public policy in order to help solve many of the issues facing Chicagoans and residents of Illinois.

Leaders
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Institute for Policy Research Faculty Fellow, Northwestern University
Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Former Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Members
Associate Professor of Political Science, Eastern Illinois University
Director, UIC Clinical Ethics Consult Service; and Assistant Clinical Professor, UIC School of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago
PhD Candidate in Sociology, Northwestern University
Professor of Human Development and Social Policy with a courtesy appointment in Political Science, and Director of the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
Doctoral Student in Management and Organizations & Sociology, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Associate Professor of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago
Research Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD. Candidate in Sociology, University of Chicago
Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
Assistant Professor of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Professor of Health Policy and Politics, School of Social Service Administration; Chair, Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy; and Co-Chair, Center for Health Administration Studies, University of Chicago; Editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, Illinois State University
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago
Research Specialist, Section on Family Planning and Contraception & The Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health, University of Chicago
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago
Associate Professor Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
PhD Candidate in Urban Planning and Policy, Associate Director of the Government Finance Research Center, University of Illinois at Chicago
Professor of Management and Organizations; and Max McGraw Chair of Management and the Environment, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Professor and Chair Emeritus of Human Dimensions of Environmental Systems, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Associate Professor of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Masters of Social Work Graduate, Loyola University
PhD Candidate in Sociology and Social Policy, Harvard University
Graduate Student and Director of The Empowering Counseling Program, University of Chicago
PhD Student in Clinical Psychology, Loyola University
Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Northwestern University
Gordon Scott Fulcher Professor of Decision Making, Northwestern University
Professor of Sociology; and Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
Professor of Sociology and Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
Associate Professor of Political Science, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Professor of Clinical Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University
Chicagoland SSN Graduate Fellow 2018-2019; PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Postdoctoral Scholar at the Institute for Policy Research and the Institute on Complex Systems, Data Science Initiative at Northwestern University
Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Director, Reproductive Health Outcomes and Disparities Research Group, University of Chicago; Co-Director, Research Consortium on Religious Healthcare Institutions
Director, the Coordinating Center for Public Health Practice & Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
Professor of Sociology and African American Studies; and Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
Masters Candidate in Public Health and Business Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago

Latest Briefs

How Economic Inequality Perpetuates U.S. Racial Gaps

  • Robert Manduca

How to Involve Young People in Afterschool Programs

  • Emily Love
  • Mirinda M. Morency
  • Kevin Michael Miller
  • Cynthia Onyeka
  • Maryse H. Richards

Latest In The News

Debra Stulberg's research on hospital systems discussed in Kristen Thometz. Debra Stulberg, "Report: Hospitals’ Religious Affiliations Impact Access to Reproductive Care," WTTW, August 9, 2018.
Griselle Torres quoted on Chicago's partnership for public health in Kathleen Amos, "New Partnership in Chicago Offers Latest Example of Academic Health Department Development" Public Health Foundation, April 26, 2017.
Griselle Torres quoted on the formation of an academic public health department in Kristen Thometz, "City, UIC Form Academic Public Health Department" Chicago Tonight, January 25, 2017.
Griselle Torres quoted on the 10-year agreement between UIC's School of Public Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health in Alyssa Rege, "UIC, Chicago Sign Partnership Formalizing State's First Academic Public Health Department" Becker's Hospital Review, January 26, 2017.
Griselle Torres quoted on a progressive partnership aimed at improving public health outcomes in Chicago in Jacqueline Carey, "School of Public Health Partners with Chicago Public Health Office" UIC Today, January 24, 2017.

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