Elizabeth L. Tung

Elizabeth Tung is a junior faculty member in the Department of Medicine and Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. Dr. Tung is a practicing physician and the Principal Investigator of research studies funded by an AHRQ K12 grant and NIDDK P30 pilot grant to examine community violence as a social risk factor for chronic diseases. She is also a faculty mentor at the Hyde Park Institute’s Scholars in Ethics and Medicine Program, a program for undergraduate and medical students to cultivate humanism in the ethical practice of medicine. Dr. Tung’s research focuses on health disparities in chronic disease burden and outcomes, with a special interest in the intersectionality of race, place, and poverty. Her work has been featured on PRI’s The World, WBEZ’s Morning Shift, and NPR’s All Things Considered. She has published on topics such as implicit bias, retail redlining, and social isolation. Dr. Tung is currently applying geospatial analytical tools to bridge the worlds of social epidemiology and health.