Faculty Sponsor, if applicable
The Center for Community Research is a setting where research assistants provide various forms of infrastructure support to facilitate ongoing research projects.
Center staff actively bring research grants into the Center for Community Research of an applied nature, emphasizing the partnerships between community-based
organizations and university researchers. Service is a critical component of this work, as the grants involve helping solve pressing social, urban problems in the
Chicago metropolitan area. Currently we work on better understanding dynamic social networks among Oxford House recovery homes, the etiology of Myalgic
Encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and Violence Prevention in the Chicago Public Schools. Undergraduate research assistants have a mentoring relationship with research members; this type of more intensive supervision and instruction gives a unique advantage when seeking admission to graduate programs or obtaining employment.
Type of Research