Featured Projects

GPHAP students participate in a wide variety of health-related activities across campus.  Many of these activities also fulfill the GPHAP co-curricular requirement.  Students from Harris  may publish articles in the Chicago Policy Review, a student-run program that publishes digestible analyses of complex issues and the policies surrounding them. Crown Family School students may publish in the Crown Family School Social Services Review, a publication that examines social welfare policy and practice.  Booth students may participate in the Booth Healthcare Group, and serve as co-chairs. The Student Hotspotting program and Case Competitions are activities that are open to students from all schools.

Racial Justice Learning: A Resource Guide
This is an introductory guide/central resource list about anti-racism, decolonization, and white supremacy (and more). It can be used to share or guide conversations with peers (especially white and non-black POC peers) on the journey towards understanding. A GPHAP student from the Crown Family School, Rosie Rogers, is one of the students who put this resource together. 
Link here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZkeCJ9_5xtgf0M_BlMi60aOToSrXcRo-QjATwqvrHEQ/edit


Students from across degree programs work on a variety of projects related to healthcare. Scroll through to see information on:

The following is a collection of briefs written by GPHAP students. GPHAP students from Harris Public Policy may publish articles in the Harris Health Briefs, a student-run program that publishes digestible analyses of complex issues and the policies surrounding them.

Risks of In-Person Voting During COVID-19

By Meredith Hollender:  When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency on March 13, the country was in the middle of primary election season. As states franticly adjusted plans for voting, Wisconsin’s state Supreme Court overruled Governor Tony Evers’...

Do Elections Make You Sick?

By Liz Scott: The current U.S. political system is deeply polarized, defined by partisan animus and infighting. A contentious election cycle culminated in an armed insurrection of the U.S. Capitol and a violent attack on U.S. democratic institutions. The political...

SNAP Purchasing Power and Child Health Care Utilization: Estimating a Causal Relationship

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is the largest and most impactful anti-hunger program in the United States. The program targets low-income households, as eligibility is based only on household income. In...

Care for the Caretakers: Preventing Workplace Harassment in Home Health Care

By Jason Semprini With the rise of the #MeToo movement, issues of workplace sexual harassment have come to the forefront. While the allegations from women in Hollywood and Washington have received the most public attention, sexual harassment occurs in nearly every...

Mapping the Opioid Epidemic through Integrated HIV Modelling in Rural Indiana

By Jason Semprini Roughly two years prior to becoming Vice President of the United States, then Governor Mike Pence declared a public health emergency in Indiana. Amid the statewide opioid crisis, and fueled by heightened levels of poverty, Scott County experienced...

Black Births Matter: Institutional Racism and Infant Mortality Rates in the United States

By Jason Semprini Infant mortality is a common indicator of a country’s overall health and economic progress. In the United States, an African American baby is twice as likely as a White baby to die during their first year of life. This fact embodies the country’s...

Revisiting Welfare Reform: Effects on Teenage Crime

By Jason Semprini In the early nineties, politicians took up the task of reforming America’s welfare system. A bipartisan effort led to the creation of an employment-focused entitlement program: The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996. Popularly...

Do Parental Work Hours and Nonstandard Schedules Explain Income-Based Gaps in Center-Based Early Care and Education Participation?

By Alejandra Ros Pilarz Despite increases in public funding for early care and education (ECE) programs in recent decades, low-income children ages 0–5 years are less likely to be enrolled in center-based ECE programs compared with higher-income children. Low-income...

Can Telemedicine Actually Work on the Frontlines?

By Sara Rahim In a rapidly transforming and ever-globalizing world, countries continue to advance unevenly in technology, development and infrastructure. As a result, low- to middle-income countries have struggled to respond to the widening wealth gap, which leaves...

The Health Consequences of Climate Change

By Sol Lee The earth has warmed by 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.9 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century. This may seem insignificant to a layperson, but scientists and health experts agree that climate change poses a serious threat not...

Each year the Brown Fellow organize and host an event for the entire GPHAP cohort. Below is a description of previous events:

2020 Brown Fellows Panel

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COVID-19: Opportunities Missed and Lessons Learned for Future Pandemic Preparedness

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Student Hotspotting

Six University of Chicago students are currently participating in the Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative. Through the program, students are connected with UChicago Medicine patients who have complex medical and social needs to establish relationships, create care plans, and help each patient navigate their care plan. Our team will participate in monthly case conferencing and receive ongoing mentoring as part of a national initiative developed by the Camden Coalition based in Camden, NJ. Two GPHAP social work students, and two GPHAP medical students, along with a pharmacy student and a nursing student, will learn skills needed by the next generation of healthcare professionals. This is the 4th year that GPHAP is participating in the Collaborative, and we wish our students luck!

Pictured from left to right, Michaela McGlynn, Michelle Agunloye, Joseph Griffin, Madeline Hoffman. Not pictured: Beverly Kyalwazi and Golda Sinyavskya