Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Healthcare Studies

Chronic Disease Care and Outcomes Program (CDCOP)

Our mission is to assess, understand, and improve the systems of healthcare delivery and health outcomes for persons with chronic conditions including both adults and children.

We partner with researchers, educators, patients, and clinicians across the Chicago area and nationally to pursue this mission. The Chronic Disease Care and Outcomes Program works with healthcare centers across the Chicago area including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Chicago Public School System, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Hines VA Hospital, Rush Medical Center, and the University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center.

This program conducts multidisciplinary research and educational programs that draw from faculty affiliated with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Department of Medicine Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Together, we conduct studies and develop educational programs that examine the factors that influence disease outcomes  and the quality, cost, and delivery of healthcare to improve health outcomes for all children and adults with chronic disease.

Ruchi Gupta, MD MPH


Dorothy Dunlop, PhD

Our Faculty

Rowland W. Chang, MD, MPH

Linda S. Ehrlich-Jones, PhD

Charlesnika T. Evans, PhD, MPH

Elisa J. Gordon, PhD, MPH

Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH

Jane L. Holl, MD, MPH

Neil Jordan, PhD

Sherri LaVela, PhD, MPH

Donna M. Woods, EdM, PhD