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Event Webinar: Considering the Best EWS Model to Fit Your Needs Online, Thursday, May 12, 2016 More
Posted: 4.22.2016 3:30PM
Press Release Age of Learning Offers Comprehensive Kindergarten Readiness Resources to Families and Educators More
Posted: 4.21.2016 8:54AM
Published Research "Educating Medical Students in the Era of Ubiquitous Information.", Friedman, C,P., Donaldson, K.M.and Vantsevich, A.V., 2016 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 4.19.2016 9:22AM
Published Research "NORC: The First Forty Years.", Sheatsley, P.B., 1982 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.19.2016 9:16AM
Press Release New Preparedness Research on 8th Grade NAEP Reading and Mathematics Released More
Posted: 4.14.2016 8:16AM
Event Webinar: Integrating Health and Human Services in Rural Communities Online, Thursday, April 14, 2016 More
Posted: 4.14.2016 7:57AM
Published Research "The Zika Virus: Americans' Awareness and Opinions of the U.S. Response.", Titus, J.A., Alvarez, E., Benz, J.K., Ahn, R., Oppenheimer, C.C., Dayaratna, V. and Tompson, T.N., 2016 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.13.2016 9:32AM
Published Research "Counties Eliminating Racial Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Mortality.", Rust, G., Zhang, S., Yu, Z., Caplan, L., Jain, S., Ayer, T., McRoy, L. and Levine, R.S., 2016 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 4.13.2016 9:27AM

News

Press Release Age of Learning Offers Comprehensive Kindergarten Readiness Resources to Families and Educators More
Posted: 4.21.2016 8:54AM
Press Release New Preparedness Research on 8th Grade NAEP Reading and Mathematics Released More
Posted: 4.14.2016 8:16AM
Press Release New Research Reveals Nine Laws Particularly Effective in Reducing Underage Drinking Fatalities More
Posted: 3.29.2016 4:35PM
News HealthForceIT: Looking at findings from a new NORC report evaluating state health information exchanges More
Posted: 3.21.2016 3:38PM
Press Release CMS Releases Interactive Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool More
Posted: 3.17.2016 4:29PM
Press Release NORC at the University of Chicago Expands Survey Research Operations in Albuquerque More
Posted: 2.4.2016 9:42AM
News The Associated Press: AP-NORC Center data on race provides perspective on how Americans feel about police More
Posted: 2.2.2016 4:02PM
News Newsday: Survey of Consumer Finance data provides insight into household worth More
Posted: 1.25.2016 4:43PM

Events

Webinar: Considering the Best EWS Model to Fit Your Needs, Online, Thursday, May 12, 2016 More
Posted: 4.22.2016 3:30PM
Webinar: Integrating Health and Human Services in Rural Communities, Online, Thursday, April 14, 2016 More
Posted: 4.14.2016 7:57AM
AERA 2016 Annual Meeting, , Friday, April 08, 2016 More
Posted: 4.6.2016 2:12PM

Publications

"Educating Medical Students in the Era of Ubiquitous Information.", Friedman, C,P., Donaldson, K.M.and Vantsevich, A.V., 2016 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 4.19.2016 9:22AM
"NORC: The First Forty Years.", Sheatsley, P.B., 1982 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.19.2016 9:16AM
"The Zika Virus: Americans' Awareness and Opinions of the U.S. Response.", Titus, J.A., Alvarez, E., Benz, J.K., Ahn, R., Oppenheimer, C.C., Dayaratna, V. and Tompson, T.N., 2016 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.13.2016 9:32AM
"Counties Eliminating Racial Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Mortality.", Rust, G., Zhang, S., Yu, Z., Caplan, L., Jain, S., Ayer, T., McRoy, L. and Levine, R.S., 2016 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 4.13.2016 9:27AM
"Social Integration and Maternal Smoking: A Longitudinal Analysis of a National Birth Cohort.", Mumford, E.A. and Liu, W., 2016 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 4.7.2016 10:15AM
"Can Progress in Reducing Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Be Resumed? Results of a Workshop Sponsored by the Transportation Research Board Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Transportation Committee (ANB50).", Fell, J.C., Beirness, D.J., Voas, R.B., Smith, G.S., Jonah, B., Maxwell, J.C., Price, J. and Hedlund, J., 2016 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 4.7.2016 10:10AM
"Effects of Mobility and Cognition on Hospitalization and Inpatient Days in Women in Late Life.", Ensrud, K.E., Lui, L.Y., Paudel, M.L., Schousboe, J.T., Kats, A.M., Cauley, J.A., McCulloch, C.E., Yaffe, K., Cawthon, P.M., Hillier, T.A., Taylor, B.C., 2016 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 4.7.2016 10:05AM
Sparks: The NORC Blog Hannah Joseph: Adolescent Substance Use: A Public Health Problem More
Posted: 4.6.2016 4:56PM

Job Postings

Executive Assistant to the President and Board Coordinator More
Posted: 3.21.2016 10:36AM
Senior Health Communications Researcher More
Posted: 3.7.2016 5:29PM
Survey Operations Analyst - AmeriSpeak More
Posted: 2.18.2016 10:14AM

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Our Research

NORC multidisciplinary project teams include members with expertise and experience in theses and other research topics:

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Energy 1/14

Energy policy and issues require solutions that cannot be determined without careful research and analysis. NORC's approach to energy is innovative, multi-faceted, and interdisciplinary, focusing on the intersections of policy questions in the security, energy, and environmental spheres to provide data and analysis to support informed decision making. Read more

International Development 2/14

Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, and Australia.  NORC’s international team works on projects that span the globe, providing technical assistance, fielding surveys, and helping to evaluate whether development and assistance programs have a positive, long-term impact and serve aid recipients efficiently and effectively. Read more

Economics 3/14

The fallout of recent financial crises may be with us long after the global economy starts to recover. NORC helps organizations respond with some of the most frequently cited and richest sources of data: the General Social Science Survey, the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth, and the Survey of Consumer Finances. Read more

Health 4/14

Drawing on 70 years of healthcare, public health and mental health research, NORC has developed effective, innovative ways to conduct research in this rapidly changing, technology-intensive field. Our interdisciplinary team provides data and analysis to help find solutions to tough issues such as healthcare cost, access, and quality. Read more

Children and Youth 5/14

​When, and why, do things go wrong for the most vulnerable young people? NORC’s comprehensive expertise and multi-disciplinary approach is helping to find the answers that enable children and youth reach their full potential. Read more

Human Development 6/14

​NORC at the University of Chicago is a leader and innovator in social science research, applying innovative and rigorous methods to the most pressing and complex issues today, bringing insights to topics like Human Development.​​​​ Read more

Criminal Justice 7/14

It’s one of society’s most costly institutions, but are efforts to reform the justice system effective, cost efficient, and improving our safety?  NORC’s interdisciplinary expertise illuminates multiple perspectives within the legal and justice systems on the impact of reform efforts and diverse topics such as victimization in middle school dating, prison violence, drug markets, and resources for prosecutors and law enforcement.  Read more

Special Populations 8/14

The complex challenges of studying special populations—minorities, veterans, children, the disabled, prisoners, the elderly—requires cultural competency and advanced research methodologies. NORC’s expertise helps evaluate the programs aimed at improving the circumstances of these groups. Read more

Poverty 9/14

​When public housing was demolished in major cities, what happened to the families who lived there? How is poverty tied to race, gender, and even neighborhood or family culture? NORC’s expertise in poverty research sheds light on the individual and systemic issues linked to poverty. Read more

Security 10/14

Security has traditionally been viewed through the lens of national defense, but world events over the last decade have expanded the public perception of security to include issues of community resiliency that go beyond physical defense and are intertwined with issues of energy and environment.  NORC brings together energy, security and environmental expertise to enrich work on complex, vital security projects. Read more

Environment 11/14

Reconciling our standard of living and booming demand for growth with the scarcity of resources and pollution emissions is one of the most difficult and urgent challenges of our time. NORC’s dynamic, interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies brings together experts in energy, public health, security, and environment to address a broad spectrum of issues with implications for national security, the economy, and public health. Read more

Education 12/14

From the first GI bill to the No Child Left Behind law, NORC has played a critical role in educational research and understanding what nurtures academic achievement. Collaborative relationships and data collection expertise build knowledge about students ranging from pre-schoolers to doctoral program graduates. Read more

Sustainability 13/14

​NORC at the University of Chicago is a leader and innovator in social science research, applying innovative and rigorous methods to the most pressing and complex issues today, bringing insights to topics like Sustainability.
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Substance Use 14/14

Substance use remains a stubborn problem, exacting enormous health and productivity costs, threatening family and community stability, and adding to an overburdened criminal justice system. NORC brings exceptional sensitivity and objectivity to the unique challenges of substance use research to provide insight and support effective decision making for substance use issues and programs.   Read more