Rethinking Urban Health

In this talk, Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP'02, will describe the ambitious plan to transform Chicago's South Side into a model of urban health that is stimulating similar efforts in the US and abroad.

The absence of coordinated system of health care is aggravated by factors such as outdated civil infrastructure, under-education, violent crime, and high unemployment. An alternative, asset-based view of these communities, generated in part by local students, is revealing a wealth of resources—businesses, proprietors, civic leaders, community organizations, health care providers and committed residents—that can be leveraged for good health, community vitality, and even business innovation.


The Monaco DC
700 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Event Details

Members of the Chicago Society, Harper Society, or Phoenix Society are welcome to attend free of charge, along with one guest, when registering in advance. To take advantage of this benefit, or to request more information, please email with your name, the name of your guest, and your contact information.

This lecture is part of the Harper Lecture series offered to the University community across the country and around the world by the University of Chicago Alumni Association. Named for the University's first President, William Rainey Harper, the series carries on his vision of broadly accessible and innovative education. For more information about educational opportunities (including study trips, online resources, and more), visit the alumni education resources page on the Alumni and Friends website.


$20/person general admission

$10/person for young alumni (Young alumni are College graduates of the past 10 years and professional school graduates of the past 5 years.)

Includes program and reception


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Register By Phone: 773.702.7788

Deadline: 4/18/2012


Harper Lectures