Admissions Quick Links Graduate icon Programs Check icon Apply Envelope icon Financial Aid Public health in action at UIC Learn more about our degrees Students and faculty at work in communities NBC Chicago Profiles Wastewater Analysis at Cook County Jail Thursday, March 4, 2021 Wastewater sampling analyzed at SPH's water labs can provide rapid identification of COVID-19 outbreaks in a simpler fashion than mass batches of individual test results. GIS Maps Use Social Vulnerability to Highlight Vaccine Needs Monday, March 1, 2021 A new series of public health geographic information systems maps compare social vulnerability and COVID-19 deaths across Midwest counties as a tool to identify vaccine needs. Heroin, fentanyl fuel rising mortality rates in opioid deaths Monday, February 22, 2021 While most opioid use nationwide does not involve heroin and its illegal adulterants, these substances accounted for about 83 percent of overdose deaths in Cook County since 2016. Cleaning Product Use Affecting Asthma More in Pandemic Monday, February 22, 2021 New research co-led by Kamal Eldeirawi, PhD in Epidemiology '06, found increases in disinfectant use during the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing environmental triggers for asthmatics. Vaccine Access Reveals Longstanding Disparities Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Jeni Hebert-Beirne told USA Today community-engaged researchers are not surprised by the racial inequities revealed in Chicago's initial data on COVID-19 vaccinations. US News and World Report Profiles Asthma Study Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Alumnus Kamal Eldeirawi, PhD in Epidemiology '06, told U.S. News and World Report that increased use of disinfectants was spurring more asthma attacks among Americans.