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Our research strengthens—and actively includes—communities and the organizations that support them.

It’s one thing to identify a problem that stubbornly afflicts society. It’s entirely something else to come up with an effective solution. That’s where The Bridge at NORC comes in.

The Bridge works with University of Chicago faculty and experts—as well as other leading research institutions—to deliver high caliber, academically grounded research that informs and supports positive real-world outcomes. We bridge academia with on-the-ground interventions and practitioners. We help bridge the academic community with NORC, one of the country’s foremost social science research institutions. And we bridge advanced analytics, data science, and best-in-class data collection with questions and answers that are meaningful and inclusive of community, family, and individual needs and perspectives.

The Bridge at NORC Experts

Bridge Projects

Chicago Health and Activity in Real-Time (CHART)

The first-ever study documenting how activity spaces change as people age


The National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health

Financial Aspirations of Black Americans

A study of the financial status and aspirations of Black Americans


The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies