Steve Rothschild

Board Secretary

Dr. Steve Rothschild is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Rush University Medical Center. Steve’s medical career has focused on eliminating health inequities, from opening his practice in Pilsen in 1988, to working with medical and nursing students at one of the city’s largest homeless shelters for over 25 years. As the COVID19 pandemic began in March 2020, he established CHHRGE, the Chicago Homelessness and Health Response Group for Equity, which has grown into a unique multi-sector coalition of over 130 advocates and agencies working to improve the health of persons experiencing homelessness. Steve is also a community health researcher, conducting multiple NIH-funded studies of interventions to improve the health of Black and Latinx people with diabetes, depression, and other chronic illnesses. He is on the leadership of the Chicago Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, and the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, and serves on the Chicago Board of Health.