Chronic Diseases and Medical Decision Making Workshop

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

The upcoming 2022 workshops are:

October 5
Yuan Ji, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health Sciences, The University of Chicago
Yitan Zhu, PhD, Computational Scientist IV, Data Science and Learning Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Dr. Ji and Dr. Zhu will present Prediction of Chronic Kidney Disease Progression Using Artificial Intelligence And Electronic Health Records.

October 26
Chien-Ching Li, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Health Systems Management
Rush University
Lung Cancer Screening: Practice and Research

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

December 28
The workshop will not meet.


Workshops presented earlier in 2022:

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
Modeling Disparities in Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening


The 2023 workshops are:

January 25
David M. Kent, MD, CM, MS
Director, Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) MS/PhD Program
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Professor of Medicine, Neurology, and CTS
Tufts University School of Medicine
Tufts University

February 22

March 29
Hui Shao, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy
University of Florida

April 26
Reza Skandari, PhD
Assistant Professor of Health Operations
Imperial College Business School

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: