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University announces SUHI-DePaul Research Fellows

SUHI fellows announced
(DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)
This month, DePaul announced the first cohort of Sinai Urban Health Institute-DePaul Research Fellows. The program allows faculty to collaborate to understand health disparities and improve health equity in Chicago by translating research into scalable actions.

“This fellowship program is designed to strengthen the growing relationship between DePaul University and Sinai Health System, and improve outcomes for our community," says Daniela Stan Raicu, associate provost for research at DePaul. “We look forward to this exciting collaboration."

SUHI fellows
(Clockwise from top left) Joanna Buscemi, Fereshteh Ghahramani, Karyn Stewart and Julia Lippert will serve in the inaugural SUHI-DePaul Research Fellows cohort.

Sinai Urban Health Institute is the research arm of Sinai Health System. Founded 20 years ago, SUHI aims to improve health equity in Chicago and nationally through epidemiological research, community-informed interventions, and program evaluation.

This spring, the fellows will begin work on new studies in the Unequal Cities project, which examines racial disparities in mortality from the leading causes of death across the 30 biggest U.S. cities.  The cohort will research disparities in diabetes, stroke, and influenza/pneumonia deaths, as well as premature mortality.

The inaugural cohort includes:

  • Joanna Buscemi, an assistant professor of psychology in the College of Science and Health
  • Fereshteh Ghahramani, an assistant professor of information systems and computer security in the College of Computing and Digital Media
  • Julia Lippert, an assistant professor of health sciences in the College of Science and Health
  • Karyn Stewart, an assistant professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences