Research, Policy, and Practice

CHASP Center for Health and Social Policy

The University of Texas at Austin


Today’s social issues are more complex than ever, and policymakers at all levels seek academic research to help make evidence-informed decisions impacting individuals, communities, states, and nations. The Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) facilitates, supports, and disseminates research to advance the knowledge-base and inform the work of policymakers and leaders.

CHASP brings together research partners at The University of Texas at Austin and beyond who share our mission to reduce social and health disparities, including:

  • top scholars who conduct rigorous research in distinct yet intersecting research areas
  • research centers with their own area of specialization
  • public and private sector partners who value the rigor of academic research