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
Associate Professor Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Associate Professor of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Former Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Members
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
Project Director, Center for Community Research at DePaul University
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 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
PhD Candidate in Urban Planning and Policy, 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
Masters of Social Work Graduate, Loyola 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
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Institute for Policy Research Faculty Fellow, 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
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
Professor of Sociology and African American Studies; and Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

Latest Briefs

How to Involve Young People in Afterschool Programs

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

How Local Political Party Leaders Perpetuate the Underrepresentation of Minorities in U.S. Government

  • David Doherty
  • Conor M. Dowling
  • Michael G. Miller

Latest In The News

"Grenfell’s Problem Wasn’t Just Lax Regulation," Robin Bartram, CityLab, June 19, 2018.
Barbara J. Risman's research on Kate Thayer. Barbara J. Risman, "When High-Profile Women Take Short Maternity Leaves, It Sends Mixed Message," Chicago Tribune, May 31, 2018.
"Babies in the Senate and City Hall," Barbara J. Risman, Psychology Today, June 11, 2018.
Amanda Kass quoted in Rummana Hussain, "Illinois Voters Approve ‘Safe Roads Amendment" Chicago Sun Times, November 8, 2016.
Guest to discuss the Mayor's 2014 pension plan on Chicago Tonight, Amanda Kass, April 1, 2014.

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