Our Work

The work of the Center for Community Health Equity appears in a wide range of publications, reports, and collaborations.


We have written and contributed to several educational texts focusing on health equity. Our most recent publication is Unequal Cities: Structural Racism and the Death Gap in America’s 30 Largest Cities.

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Steans-CCHE Community-Engaged Health Equity Focused Faculty Fellowship

CCHE & Irwin W. Steans Center

Health Equity Focused, Community Engaged

Faculty Fellowship Program

With the goal of promoting community-engaged inquiry, scholarship, and service, CCHE and DePaul’s Steans Center hope to engage community partners to identify, understand, and respond to public health needs. Launched in 2021, this program awards one faculty fellowship to a DePaul faculty member who has been developing health-focused and community-engaged scholarship. The faculty fellow is supported by The Faculty Scholarship Collaborative (FSC), and receives a stipend and a funded research assistant for three academic quarters. Community partners also receive a $1,000 stipend as a collaborator in the research process. Details for the 2023-24 Fellowship application will be posted soon.

Congratulations to our Fellows!

2022-23 Recipient

Nila G. Hofman, Professor of Anthropology

Tipped Wages and Benefits in the Restaurant Industry: an inquiry into health equity

Collaborating with Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC), a nonprofit organization fighting to improve the working conditions of restaurant workers

-With DePaul student Isatou Sallah

2021-22 Recipient

Sonya Crabtree-Nelson, Professor of Social Work

Head Injury and Strangulation in Swedish Hospital Emergency Department Domestic Violence Patients Before and During the Covid-19 Pandemic

-Community-engaged project with community partner – Pathways Program at Swedish Hospital

-Examines the health disparities that exist for patients with a history of intimate partner violence (IPV) who exhibit brain injury symptoms.

                    With DePaul Graduate student Rumi Rivera-Lovato