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Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP)

Director: Robin J. Mermelstein, PhD


The Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago stimulates and supports a broad range of high-quality research to improve health practices and policies in metropolitan Chicago, throughout the state of Illinois, and beyond. There are five centers and programs affiliated with the IHRP.


Center for Health Behavior Research

Center Director: Robin Mermelstein, PhD


The Center for Health Behavior Research (CHBR) tracks the development and progression of health-related behaviors, and develops and tests programs to improve health and social behaviors. As the CHBR builds evidence about what approaches succeed in improving these behaviors, it shares these best approaches with communities and researchers across the country. The leading causes of death and disability are primarily the result of behavioral risk factors. Society can make major progress in reducing premature death and improving quality of life by changing everyday behaviors such as diet, tobacco use, and low physical activity. CHBR is part of the Institute for Health Research and Policy housed at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The center works with more than 100 community-based organizations, nonprofit service-oriented organizations, health care providers, schools and public health departments.


Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research

Center Director: Glen T. Schumock, PharmD, MBA, PhD


The UIC Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research (CPR) is an interdisciplinary research unit of the UIC College of Pharmacy, jointly established by the Department of Pharmacy Practice and the Department of Pharmacy Administration. One of the only Centers of its kind, the mission of the CPR is to advance understanding of the impact of pharmacy and health care services, products, and policy by 1) conducting research in pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology, and patient-centered outcomes; 2) translating and disseminating research; and 3) educating, training, and mentoring researchers. A primary goal of the CPR is to conduct ground-breaking research in pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology, and patient-centered outcomes research in order to advance understanding of the impact of pharmacy and health care services, products, and policy. Research conducted by the Center is funded by a variety of sources, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, private research foundations, and by government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The CPR is the coordinating site for the Chicago Area DEcIDE Center, one of 11 AHRQ-funded centers in the "Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness" (DEcIDE) Research Network. The primary purpose of these centers is to conduct comparative effectiveness research. By virtue of its position as a leading research center, the CPR seeks to educate, train, and mentor current and future scientists to expand the fields of pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology, and patient-centered outcomes research by providing post-doctoral fellowships and other research training experiences.


Center for Research on Health and Aging

Center Director: Susan L. Hughes, DSW


The Center for Research on Health and Aging tests and builds evidence about how older adults can prevent disability and maintain health and examines how the health care system can address the health needs of older adults. By 2030, one in every five Americans will be 65 or older. Most Americans that age have at least one chronic health condition. Learning how to prevent disability and improve the health of older adults will improve their quality of life and reduce U.S. health care costs. CRHA supports the development of investigators through pilot grants offered by the Midwest Roybal Center for Health Promotion and Translation, funded by the National Institute on Aging.


Health Policy Center

Center Director: Frank J. Chaloupka, PhD


The Health Policy Center examines the influences of policies, programs, and other environmental factors on a variety of health behaviors. The center has examined alcohol, tobacco use, illicit drug use, and related outcomes, especially among teens, for more than a decade. Effective interventions to reduce initiation and uptake during adolescence can have a crucial and lasting impact on the significant public health, social and economic consequences caused by these behaviors. In the past several years, the center has expanded its research to include the study of obesity. Two of three adults and one of three children in the United States are overweight or obese. Identifying policies and environmental factors that impede physical activity and good nutrition will help reverse this epidemic. Center researchers specialize in the analysis of large datasets, meshing detailed individual-level national health survey data with extensive regional economic and environmental data from the U.S. census, Dun & Bradstreet, Nielsen Media Research and the American Chambers of Commerce Research.


Health Promotion Research Program

Program Director: Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD


The Heath Promotion Research Program develops interventions that promote healthy lifestyles and tests these interventions in the community, especially among populations disproportionately burdened with chronic disease. Obesity increases the risk and complications of many diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers. Effective programs that reduce obesity, which affects one in five American adults, will benefit communities greatly. The Health Promotion Research Program nurtures investigators, from sponsoring post-doctorate fellows to supporting their pursuit of career development grants or their first research project grants from the National Institutes of Health.