New Jersey Harper Lecture

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York City

The University of Chicago Alumni Association

April 27, 2014: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

New Jersey Harper Lecture with Stacy Tessler Lindau, MAPP'02: Innovating Urban Health


The Madison Hotel
One Convent Road
Morristown, New Jersey

Event Details

The University of Chicago is undertaking an ambitious plan to transform the health and health care environment of traditionally underserved and low-income communities, beginning on Chicago's South Side. These communities have never had a coordinated health care system, an absence aggravated by such factors as outdated civil infrastructure, undereducation, violent crime, and high unemployment.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. In this talk, Stacy Tessler Lindau, MAPP'02, will discuss how her asset-based research is engaging South Side high school students and community-based organizations to build a working model for excellent urban health.


Cost: $20/person for general admission
$10/person for recent graduates (College alumni of the past ten years and graduate alumni of the past five years)

Two complimentary registrations for members of the Alumni Leadership, Chicago, Harper, and Phoenix Societies

Includes program and refreshments


Register Online

Deadline: 4/25/2014


2:00 PM-2:30 PM: Registration

2:30 PM-3:45 PM: Presentation and Discussion

3:45 PM-4:30 PM: Reception

Speaker Profiles

Stacy Tessler Lindau (Speaker)

Stacy Tessler Lindau is an associate professor of obstetrics/gynecology and medicine-geriatrics at the University of Chicago and director of the South Side Health and Vitality Studies, which uses an asset-based community-engaged approach to urban health improvement and innovation. A former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation clinical scholar (2000-02), Lindau is a population- and clinic-based scholar who studies issues of health justice across the life course. In June 2012 she received a Health Care Innovation Award from the US Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to launch CommunityRx at UChicago Medicine and in more than 30 community health centers on Chicago's South Side. CommunityRx links electronic health record systems to high-quality, reliable information about South Side assets (businesses and organizations identified by the MAPSCorps program), which people can use to stay well and manage disease.


Chanel Hampton 

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