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Dr. Linda Rae Murray headshot.

An Urban Hospital on the Brink

SPH's Dr. Linda Rae Murray was interviewed by Kaiser Health News on the financial troubles facing Mercy Hospital in Chicago during the pandemic.

A photo of the new classroom set-up in the former gym.

SPH Opens New Learning Space

The old gymnasium in the SPHPI building has been renovated into a large learning space that will provide flexibility for course meetings during future public health challenges.

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December a Record-Setting Month

Dr. Mark Dworkin provided analysis for the Wall Street Journal on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States as the calendar turned from 2020 to 2021.

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

Analyzing California's Outbreak

Dr. Mark Dworkin told the Wall Street Journal the scale of the COVID-19 outbreak in California required significant efforts to reduce hospital loads.

Dr. Andrew Trotter headshot.

New Research Builds COVID Predictive Models

A new project led by Dr. Andrew Trotter, MPH '10, is building machine learning applications to model and predict clinical staging and severity of illness among COVID-19 patients.

Dr. Ron Hershow headshot.

Nursing Home Deaths on the Decline

Dr. Ron Hershow credited improved nursing home practices and increase in the availability of testing as driving the declining proportion of nursing home deaths in Illinois.

A busy intersection in Chicago's Belmont-Cragin neighborhood.

Barriers to Social Distancing Drive COVID-19 Cases

Researchers from SPH and the UIC College of Medicine found in barriers to social distancing was a more significant factor than air quality or use of public transportation.

A person wearing a mask walks across a street intersection.

Analysis: Midwest Surge Slows

Dr. Mark Dworkin told the Wall Street Journal the primary factor driving COVID surges across the Midwest is public compliance with public health guidelines.

A District 41 employee prepares supplies ahead of plans to begin hybrid learning in the district.

Faculty Advises on Hybrid School Plan

Dr. Mark Dworkin, professor of epidemiology, worked with Glen Ellyn School District 41 to analyze COVID-19 tests results and build a hybrid re-opening model.