Chronic Diseases and Medical Decision Making Workshop

The workshop will meet virtually on the last Wednesday of each month at 12 noon Central time.

The 2022 workshops are:

July 27
Michael Hermsen
University of Chicago
Critical Care Allocation Under Crisis Standards of Care

August 31
Jenny Spencer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin

September 28

October 26

November 30
Zhiqiu Ye, PhD     
AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellow
Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation
University of Chicago Medicine
Optimizing CMS Inspection Scheduling: A Simulation Approach

December 28
The workshop will not meet.


The 2023 workshops are:
January 25
February 22
March 29
April 26
May 31
June 28

For more information about the workshop, or if you would like to attend a workshop, please contact Mary King (



10th Annual Research Symposium

October 25, 2022

Full details for the event can be found here.




On March 17, 2021 R. Tamara Konetzka, PhD testified in front of the Senate Finance Committee.  The hearing title was A National Tragedy: COVID -19 in the Nation’s Nursing Homes.  This link provides the complete hearing:

Prof. Konetzka is the Louis Block Professor of Public Health Sciences and the College, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.  She is also an Associate Director for the Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy (CDRP).

On May 21, 2020 Prof. Konetzka testified before the Senate Special Subcommittee on Aging to address the need for emergency resources for nursing homes at the start of the pandemic.  Here is the link to the complete testimony: