Center Graduate Fellowships enable graduate students to participate in collaborative research projects with community-based organizations, social service agencies, health care providers, businesses, and government in Chicago's city and suburbs. Through their research and teaching projects, fellows are active participants in Loyola University Chicago's efforts to improve the quality of life for all members of the Chicago metropolitan community.
The Graduate Fellows are selected from a pool of applicants and matched to team projectsbased on skills and interest. The Fellows serve in a facilitation role for the projects and act as the link between Loyola faculty and undergraduates and community researchers to keep projects on track. Fellows are supported in part by funds from McCormick Tribune Foundation and individual projects.
CURRENT GRADUATE FELLOWS
Catherine Gillis is a doctoral student in the Sociology Department at Loyola University Chicago. Catherine received her Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, with a concentration in social policy and program evaluation.more
Kimberlee is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at Loyola University Chicago. Her primary interests are housing, public space, and collaborative research with community partners.more
Mary is a Doctoral student in Sociology at Loyola University Chicago. She has an extensive background in women’s health; including, developing women’s health curricula for medical education, creating a multidisciplinary graduate concentration in women’s health, and training physicians about various women’s health issues.more
Teresa is in the process of completing her Master’s degree in Sociology at Loyola University Chicago. Having had previous experience as a community organizer, she is interested in community-based research approaches that focus on urban issues.more
Travis is a Master's student in Sociology at Loyola University Chicago. He received his B.A. in History and Sociology from Rice University. His research interests include urban sociology, social inequality and the societal impact of technological change. more
Adrian is a graduate student at Loyola University’s Chicago Stritch School of Medicine pursuing a M.P.H. in Epidemiology. He is interested in community-based research that focuses on health and health care issues in more urban, ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Chicago and the Chicagoland area.more