CHICAGO II Project Team

Project Team

The CHICAGO Collaboration II represents a unique, broad-based consortium that has the expertise, experience, and community partnerships to develop, test, and implement a sustainable model of care that successfully reduces asthma disparities in high-risk minority children in Chicago. Our collaborative approach to asthma in Chicago represents the culmination of over two decades of preparation. The CHICAGO Collaboration II is led by five Principal Investigators (PIs) with complementary expertise in engaging stakeholders, conducting community needs assessments, developing patient-centered asthma care programs, program evaluation, and dissemination and advocacy.

 

Project Leadership:

Kate McMahon, MPH
Senior Director of Programs & Policy
Respiratory Health Association

Stacy Ignoffo, MSW
Executive Director
Chicago Asthma Consortium (CAC)

Melissa Gutierrez Kapheim, MS
Epidemiologist II
Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI)

Molly Martin, MD, MAPP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Institute for Health Research and Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago

Jerry Krishnan, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Public Health and Associate Vice President for Population Health Science
University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
Office of the Vice President for Health Affairs

Participants:

University of Colorado Denver: Russell Glasgow
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT): Tom MacTavish and Kim Erwin
Propeller Health: Meredith Barrett & Kelly Henderson
University of Arizona: Lynn Gerald and Joe Gerald
University of Illinois Chicago (UIC): Houshang Darabi, Mike Berbaum, Sharmilee Nyenhuis, Trevonne Thompson, Heather Risser, Steve Brown
Mile Square Health Center: Kameron Matthews
University of Chicago (U of C) Medicine:  S. Margaret Paik, Ted Naureckas, Valerie Press, B. Louise Giles
Rush University Medical Center: Ellen Becker
Sinai Health System: Les Zun
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago: Rajesh Kumar, Robert Greenberg, Zachary Pittsenbarger and 
Ruchi Gupta
John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital: Byung-Ho Yu, Jim Moy and 
Jay Shannon
Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH): Cortland Lohff, Sheri Cohen
Illinois Emergency Department Asthma Surveillance Program (IEDASP): Michael McDermott

Participating Institutions:

Respiratory Health Association (RHA)
Chicago Asthma Consortium (CAC)
Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI)
University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
University of Colorado
University of Arizona
Propeller Health
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Institute of Design
University of Chicago (U of C)
Mile Square Health Center
Sinai Health System
Rush University Medical Center
John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Illinois Emergency Department Asthma Surveillance Program (IEDASP)
Illinois Medical District Commissioners (IMDC)
Chicago Public Schools (CPS)
Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Chicago Housing Authority
Chicago Community Trust
Metropolitan Tenants Association
Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services