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 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
Economist discusses global energy, impact of air pollution on society and why scientists should talk clearly about climate change
David Axelrod discusses the midterms, the rise in divisive politics from Obama to Trump and why young people make him optimistic about our future
Physician and author gives advice to teach kids from day one and discusses her transformation to a social scientist.
UChicago neuroscientist describes a high-tech effort to map the brain’s trillions of neurons and understand what makes humans unique.