Research Highlights

An empty restaurant in Chicago.

New study examines pandemic effects on rats, human health

With rat behavior changing drastically at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, SPH alumna Dorothy Maffei argues in new research the impact on human health should be viewed as a community health challenge.

A screenshot of a map within the Chicago Health Atlas that shows rates of adult obesity across Chicago.

Chicago’s health database moves to UIC

The Chicago Health Atlas, a free community health data resource for neighborhood-level health data for Chicago’s 77 community areas, is moving to the UIC School of Public Health.

People sit in a doctor's office waiting room.

Small medical bills lead to dropped coverage

Dropped coverage due to unaffordable premiums is leading to patients missing preventive care and timely clinical help, leaving insurance companies with a sicker pool of patients.

A medical professional fills a needle with the COVID-19 vaccine solution in preparation for an inoculation.

Current State Immunization Laws and COVID-19

SPH researchers analyze current state laws on vaccinations for children attending school, analyzing how exemptions and opt-outs could impact COVID-19 vaccination efforts.