Research

With a commitment to free and open inquiry, our scholars take an interdisciplinary approach to research that spans arts to engineering, medicine to education. Their work transforms the way we understand the world, advancing fields of study, and often creating new ones. Generating new knowledge for the benefit of present and future generations, UChicago research has had an impact around the globe, leading to such breakthroughs as discovering the link between cancer and genetics, establishing revolutionary theories of economics, and developing tools to produce reliably excellent urban schooling.

Research News

Eric D. Isaacs named as 2017 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

December 12, 2017—Eric D. Isaacs, executive vice president for research, innovation and national laboratories at the University of Chicago has been named as a 2017 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the organization announced Tuesday.

Eminent bioengineering scholar to lead UChicago’s Center for Physics of Evolving Systems

December 7, 2017—The University of Chicago is launching the Center for Physics of Evolving Systems to study the secrets behind the extraordinary efficiency, flexibility and robustness of biological systems designed via evolution.

Prof. Richard Thaler to receive Nobel Prize this weekend

December 6, 2017—Chicago Booth economist Richard Thaler will deliver the Nobel Prize Lecture in Economic Sciences on Dec. 8 and receive his Nobel medal on Dec. 10.

Medicaid expansion increases use of prescription medications among low-income people

December 6, 2017—New research, published in the December issue of Health Affairs, co-authored by Katherine Baicker, dean of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the Emmett Dedmon Professor, found that Medicaid coverage significantly increased the use of medications related to the management of serious conditions, including mental health and diabetes.

Medicaid expansion increases use of prescription medications among low-income people

December 6, 2017—New research, published in the December issue of Health Affairs, co-authored by Katherine Baicker, dean of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the Emmett Dedmon Professor, found that Medicaid coverage significantly increased the use of medications related to the management of serious conditions, including mental health and diabetes.