Risk Management and Insurance


The Office of Risk Management (Risk Management) is committed to providing a safe educational, work and research environment. Our mission is to encourage and support practices that mitigate the risk of adverse events that affect people, property and the mission of the University of Chicago by:

  • Managing the University’s insurance and self-insurance program
  • Overseeing related claims
  • Advising and consulting units regarding methods to control the risk of loss to the University
  • Providing oversight for youth-serving programs

We provide many services to the University of Chicago, BSD and University of Chicago Medical Center communities. Services include consultations, training, loss prevention surveys and guidance, and insurance procurement and management. Please visit our information location on the intranet portal for faculty and staff.

On July 1, 2019 Risk Management assumed management of workers’ compensation injury claims for the BSD and University of Chicago employees. Injuries sustained by employees in the course of their employment may be covered under workers' compensation insurance. Please visit our information location on the intranet portal for faculty and staff


Office of Risk Management
Edward H. Levi Hall, Third Floor North
5801 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Our general mailbox is: risk@uchicago.edu



Courtney Davis Curtis, MBA, CPCU, ARM, ARM-E
Assistant Vice President for Risk Management and Resilience Planning
E-mail: courtneydavis@uchicago.edu
Phone: 773-702-2265
Cell: 773-558-9093


Candace Walters
Risk Management Claims Specialist
E-mail: cwalters@uchicago.edu
Phone: 773-702-1951
Cell: 773-419-3612


Michael Kartje, ARM   
Assistant Director of Risk Management                                                                
E-mail: michaelkartje@uchicago.edu

Phone: 773-702-6449


Tierra Jackson
Executive Assistant
E-mail: jacksont@uchicago.edu
Phone: 773-834-1406

  Edgard Melendez
Project Manager
E-mail: edgardm@uchicago.edu