Marshall Chin, MD, MPH has published a study whose objective was to assess what guidance frameworks for health equity provide for organizations implementing interventions to make care and outcomes more equitable. The study found existing equity intervention frameworks often lack specific guidance for implementing organizational change. Future frameworks should assess inner organizational context to guide translation of programs across different organizational departments and levels and provide specific guidelines on institutionalization and sustainability of interventions. The study was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine on February 7, 2019.
CCDTR Director and Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics at the University of Chicago Medicine Marshall Chin, MD, MPH is working to ensure equity across all areas of the healthcare system, including data analysis. He has worked for three decades to examine and develop solutions addressing health disparities. Chin recently teamed up with a group of data scientists from Google to write an article in the Annals of Internal Medicine that discusses how health care providers can make these powerful new algorithms fairer and more equitable. He was interviewed by Forefront about the use of machine learning in health care, and how doctors and patients can build fairness into every step of the decision-making process.
August 22, 2018- Center Director Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, and Associate Director Monica Peek, MD, MPH, have been featured on The Forefront for their work at Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care, as well as Dr. Chin’s work with the Finding Answers initiative. The Forefront is the science, health and wellness news website for the University of Chicago Medicine, the Division of Biological Sciences, and the Pritzker School of Medicine.
To learn more about Dr. Chin and Dr. Peek’s work, click here.
March 20, 2018- CCDTR researchers Deborah Burnet, MD, MAPP, Monica Peek, MD, MPH, Arshiya Baig, MD, MPH, and Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, (pictured left to right with Kirsta Suggs, Assoc. Director of Professional Development, Endocrine Society, and Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH, Chair, Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, Endocrine Society) presented a panel “Diabetes Translational Research: Towards Eliminating Health Disparities in T2DM Symposium” at the Endo 2018 Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Illinois, on March 17, 2018. The presentations covered stories of each investigator’s diabetes research along with career tips (early career issues and disparity research methodologies (Dr. Peek); community-based participatory research (Dr. Baig); practical research strategies (Dr. Burnet); lessons from funders and end users of research (Dr. Chin)).
December 13, 2017- Center Director Marshall Chin, MD, MPH & Associate Director Monica Peek, MD, MPH have been selected to co-direct the National Program Office for the “Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care” initiative. The program aims to improve access to diabetes care in underserved U.S. communities.
To learn more about the University of Chicago’s role in the initiative, click here.
July 28, 2017- Dr. Marshall Chin will leading a seminar today at the University of Otago in New Zealand. His presentation, “Improving Diabetes Outcomes and Nutrition in the African-American South Side of Chicago” will detail a multilevel intervention that addresses health disparities among African Americans on Chicago’s South Side. We are very excited to have the opportunity to share the South Side Diabetes Project globally!
November 30, 2016 — The South Side Diabetes Project hosted its 5th Annual Diabetes Cook Off Contest at Washburne Culinary Institute at Kennedy King College on November 15, 2014. Hosted annually by the South Side Diabetes Project during National Diabetes Month, the cook off is a live competition judged by a panel of food, health, and wellness experts. This contest is an opportunity for amateur cooks from the community to compete and share great tasting, healthy recipes and to demonstrate just how easy and enjoyable and affordable healthy cooking and healthy living can be. Recipes in four categories, side dish, entrée, dessert, and snack, were judged for a grand prize of $1,000. This free and family-friendly event is preceded by a community resource fair with free flu shots and health information. Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago is a project spearheaded by CCDTR Associate Director Dr. Monica Peek and CCDTR Director Dr. Marshall Chin. The project engages patients, providers, clinics, and community partners to improve the health care and outcomes of African-Americans living in the South Side of Chicago. Click here to learn more!
April 29, 2015 – Findings from CCDTR investigator Dr. Arshiya Baig’s Picture Good Health study were just published online by the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The Picture Good Health program is a church-based diabetes education program for Latinos with diabetes which was tested in a randomized controlled pilot study in collaboration with the Little Village Community Advisory Board. Although the pilot study did not demonstrate improvements in A1c in the intervention group as compared to the enhanced usual care group during the six-month follow-up period, the program did lead to changes in decreased high fat food consumption and increased participation in exercise among the low-income Latino adults with diabetes who were assigned to the intervention group.
Click here to access the JGIM article published online on Springer Link’s website.
Click here to read the University of Chicago Medicine’s press release about the findings.
Click here to read the University of Chicago Medicine Science Life blog about the findings.
Click here to read an article in Medscape‘s Medical News Section about the findings.
April 27, 2015 – Last week, several CCDTR investigators and staff attended the annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) in Toronto, ON, Canada. CCDTR-affiliated investigators presenting and/or facilitating workshops at the meeting included Jennifer Cooper and Drs. Sara Baghikar, Arshiya Baig, Alyna Chien, Marshall Chin, Scott Cook, Elbert Huang, Monica Peek, Valerie Press, Milda Saunders, Elizabeth Tung and Lisa Vinci.
During the breakfast plenary on Saturday, CCDTR investigator Dr. Milda Saunders was selected as an awardee for the Unified Leadership Training in Diversity Program by the Association of Chiefs & Leaders of General Internal Medicine (ACLGIM). As the meeting adjourned, CCDTR Director Dr. Marshall Chin, who has been serving as the SGIM President-Elect for the past year, was passed the gavel and became SGIM President. He will serve as SGIM President for the next year. As president, Dr. Chin will lead the 18-member governing board and support and promote the work of its more than 80 member-driven committees, taskforces and interest groups. Read more about Dr. Chin’s priorities as SGIM President here.