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About the Collaboratory

The UIC School of Public Health Collaboratory  for  Health  Justice is dedicated to enhancing reciprocal engagement between the community and UIC faculty, students, and staff. Our emphasis is on connecting people to each other and to resources that will ultimately improve their public health research, teaching, and practice. We strive to advance health justice—that all people would have the power and resources to have agency over their health, which requires addressing systems of oppression such as classism, racism, sexism and xenophobia.


Our mission is to support academic-community partnerships by facilitating the meaningful participation of broad stakeholders; fostering representation & presence in academic settings; and providing training and technical assistance for integrating community engagement across research, teaching and practice.


Our vision is health justice attained through active participation of broad stakeholders in the UIC School of Public Health through research, teaching and practice.

Implementation Task Force

We are pleased to also announce our Implementation Task Force who will be providing strategic direction.
  • Susan Altfeld, PhD

    Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

  • Antoniah Lewis-Reese

    Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives

  • Kaye Oberhausen

    Assistant Dean of Advancement

  • Eve Pinsker

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences

  • Amber Uskali

    Assistant Director, P3RC Center