Category: Chicago

A Q&A with Weinberg’s Thomas McDade

Thomas McDade, Northwestern professor and biological anthropologist, is revolutionizing the way population-based biological data is collected and studied. Using biomarkers from finger-stick blood spot samples, McDade studies how social and physical environments affect immune function and inflammation, which contribute to the risk for disease. He is also the director of Northwestern’s Laboratory for Human Biology

A Map to Health, Happiness and Long Life

Michael Diamond’s healthcare debate is a lot simpler than the one in Washington. For him, it boils down to one main question: how do we get available services to people right here at home? “One of the biggest problems in Chicago is the tremendous disparity in health, not only in terms of outcomes, but also

NU students help shape the future of Evanston public health

Public health in Chicago is not getting better, according to infectious disease expert and Northwestern University associate professor Rebecca Wurtz. But in Evanston, change is on the horizon, thanks to a recent partnership between Wurtz’s Introduction to Public Health class and the Evanston Health Department. Wurtz, who served as president of the Chicago Board of

Public Health and the Linguistic Barrier for the Spanish-Speaking Population in the United States

By Student Guest Blogger: David Leander Class of 2010, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences Materials Science, Economics, and Spanish; Global Health Studies and Classical Studies During my 45-minute drive from Evanston to the Plaza Family Medical Clinic in Pilsen, I became aware of the change of scenery that materialized seamlessly–realizing the familiar microcosm that morphed