Research Highlights Latest stories on research Heading link Copy link Health experts caution against ‘new normal’ strategies for COVID-19 Jacqueline Carey | Posted on May 16, 2022 Jun Ma, with SPH's Institute for Health Research and Policy, warns in a new co-authored commentary that the U.S. is in danger of missing the lessons of the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Medically underserved area designations missing low-income Chicagoans Rob Schroeder | Posted on April 26, 2022 New research from SPH's Sage Kim finds lack of social capital inhibits some low-income communities in Chicago from applying for and earning federal medically underserved status. What is causing the rise in black lung disease? Jacqueline Carey | Posted on April 13, 2022 New research from SPH's Mining Education and Research Center finds silica-based and mineral-dust related diseases are on the rise. A $22 million post-COVID research project now recruiting in Chicago Jacqueline Carey | Posted on March 31, 2022 UIC is leading an Illinois-based research consortium with funding from the National Institutes of Health to research the health effects of long COVID. Climate change adaptations for healthcare Rob Schroeder | Posted on March 28, 2022 SPH's Elena Grossman is leading statewide climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts by building awareness of flood plain risks for healthcare providers. Study shows structural racism can result in poorer leukemia outcomes Lori Botterman | Posted on March 09, 2022 New research co-authored by SPH's Garth Rauscher finds structural violence can set the stage for poorer outcomes in patients with acute myeloid leukemia in greater Chicago. Women with female doctors do better in workers’ comp cases Posted on February 21, 2022 New research from SPH's Marcus Dillender finds injured female workers are more likely to qualify for workers' comp and receive higher payments. New NIH grant project aims to improve Hepatitis C vaccine trials Robert Schroeder | Posted on January 31, 2022 SPH's Basmattee Boodram brings decades of experience analyzing populations of people who use drugs to this effort to better craft vaccine trial profiles. Proximity to environmental health hazards in Chicago Posted on January 20, 2022 A new set of interactive maps details which Chicago neighborhood schools are most exposed to pollutants and emissions from industries, rail yards, brownfields and asphalt plants. Global health research connects nitrate in drinking water with birth defects Posted on January 12, 2022 New epidemiological research from SPH's Leslie Stayner finds nitrate in drinking water at levels lower than government restrictions causes birth defects, particularly defects of the eye.