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What does CHER Chicago do?

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

About us

6/6/2019 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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Community Outreach and Engagement- Nicole Gastala

UI Health Neuropsychiatric Institute 912 S. Wood December 10, 2019 12:00-1:00pm[...]

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Request For Community Seed Grant Applications

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IRRPP and co-sponsors for their upcoming Lunchtime Lecture

Please join IRRPP and co-sponsors for their upcoming Lunchtime Lecture event which will feature the engaged research on community health that Yamile Molina (Community Health Sciences), Sarah Abboud (W[...]

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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
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
Thanks for connecting us.I'm super excited of the possibilities for partnership and the projects we'll jointly develop in an effort to address structural violence in Brighton Park and beyondDr. Rosalba Hernandez

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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