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What does CHER Chicago do?

Advancing health equity and eliminating structural violence through science with community.

About us

5/23/2019 Community Symposium

“We are hoping that CHER Chicago begins to break down structures. of violence.”- Dr. Robert A. Winn

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Pilot Project Program

Three one-year awards available at $50,000 per award.

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News


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Chicago Neighborhoods with High Risk of Pollution

Natural Resources Defense Council created a map of Chicago and combined the environmental and socio-demographics of Chicago neighborhoods.   If you would like to read the full article click here.[...]

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National Collaboration on Gun Violence

The National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research has published responses to questions about the request for proposals released January 7th. The collaborative plans to release two more sets of respo[...]

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Free Trauma-Informed Care Learning Series

The Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) is partnering with the National Council for Behavioral Health to provide three FREE webinars on trauma-informed care.  We want this to be availabl[...]

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Interview and Event Recordings


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CHER Chicago Projects


Active research projects with a thematic focus of structural violence

Our research project with CHER Chicago is with a south east Asian mental health focus. South East Asian (SEA) immigrants in the United States face significant psychological distress due to their unique psychosocial stressors. Immigrants from these regions diverge from other Asian immigrants due to their exposure to structural violence and trauma prior to migration. The impact of pre-migration traumatic experiences and post-migration structural violence exposure on SEA immigrant children has not been well studied. This study will have 103 parent-child dyads. Dr. Karen E. Kim, The University of Chicago
Our CHER Chicago project is on stress and cardiovascular disease in mother and child. Obesity in Hispanic/ Latinx youth is a critical public health issue with wide-ranging, long-term implications. As a racialized group, Latinos also content with the injury of structural violence in its many manifestations—ranging from policies (e.g. migration laws), structural conditions (e.g. residential segregation, precarious employment), and personally-mediated forms (e.g. unfair treatment, racial microaggressions)—all of which increase structural vulnerability.Dr. Kristine Molina, University of Illinois at Chicago
The CHER Chicago project I am co-leading with Dr. Paul Grippo is on the gut microbiome and community stress. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most prevalent and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Among all racial/ ethnic groups, the African American (AA) population exhibits the highest CRC incidence in the nation. Few studies have addressed both, biological and socio-environmental factors, including exposure to structural violence that may contribute to disproportionately high CRC risk in African Americans. Dr. Lisa Tussing-Humphreys, University of Illinois at Chicago

Upcoming & Recent Events


CHER Chicago endorsed events

  • Community Symposium

  • AUGUST 30, 2018
  • Featuring:
  • A keynote with
  • Dr. Julie Morita, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, and
  • Performances and Panels on Structural Violence & Health Equity
  • Location: 2800 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
  • Register
  • Racism as a Public Health Issue

  • MARCH 1, 2018
  • Featuring:
  • Dr. Camara Jones,
  • Dr. Linda Rae Murray,
  • Dr. David Ansell,
  • at the UIC School of Public Health Auditorium
  • Register
  • Request for Proposals (RFP)

  • MARCH 15, 2018
  • Three one-year awards available
  • $50,000 per award
  • Preference given to
  • UIC early stage investigators
  • from underserved communities
  • Apply

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