In 2008, when Oregon decided to expand its Medicaid program through a random lottery, Prof. Katherine Baicker struck research gold.
It presented the economic health care researcher with a unique opportunity to study the true costs and benefits of health care expansion through a system that provided a randomized trial. The project helped refute a number of myths surrounding health care expansion when its findings were published in 2013, amid renewed debates over health care in Washington.
A UChicago political science professor explains how the same force that drives conspiracy theories is intensifying political polarization in our country.
A unbelievable coincidence pushes two transplant doctors to attempt a medical feat no one has ever attempted.
A UChicago paleontologist puts aside dinosaur hunting when he discovers a never-before-seen ancient society.
Developmental biologist Nipam Patel explains the importance of studying organisms and the research happening at the Marine Biological Laboratory.
A computer scientist at UChicago explains how artificial intelligence can break crucial systems and be broken itself.
Eve Ewing explains how race, history and ‘institutional mourning’ intersect in the largest mass public school closing in U.S. history.
Prof. Harold Pollack promotes ‘evidence-based optimism’ to tackle our most complex social issues—from finances to crime to health care.
A leading scholar on race and politics says some of our assumptions about millennials are all wrong.
UChicago cosmologist discusses discovery of gravitational waves and colliding black holes.
Kathleen Belew traces the history of white supremacy, from Vietnam through the Oklahoma City bombing