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Steven K. Rothschild

Steven K. Rothschild
Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Rush University Medical Center

Steve has served on the Health & Medicine Board since 1998, and also serves as the Chair of the Chicago Schweitzer Fellowship Advisory Council. He is Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, where he holds faculty appointments as a Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine. Across his 40 year career, his clinical, research, and teaching activities have focused on improving healthcare delivery for older adults, low income populations, the Latinx community, and the medically underserved. He has led several NIH-funded studies examining the role of Community Health Workers in improving diabetes outcomes among Latinx and Black populations, and is currently working to develop an innovative Family Medicine residency program to train physicians to be community leaders in improving population health and eliminating health inequities. In response to the COVID19 pandemic, Steve founded and continues to convene the Chicago Homelessness and Health Response Group for Equity (CHHRGE), a multi-sector coalition including housing providers, clinicians, health systems, FQHCs, the Chicago Department of Public Health and other city agencies, and advocates for persons experiencing homelessness, working together to improve health outcomes.