CHIP TodayRead More
CHIP is a university research center dedicated to the study of health behavior and health behavior change. CHIP researchers design, implement and evaluate theory-based, but highly practical interventions to change unhealthy behaviors in at risk populations.
CHIP obesity research seeks to understand and change the individual, social, and environmental factors contributing to our nation’s obesity epidemic.
CHIP cancer research focuses on cancer prevention, risk behavior, and survivorship – such as evaluating the effectiveness of new graphic cigarette warning labels to discourage tobacco use.
CHIP’s historic roots are in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment research, with a special focus on HIV risk behavior and an increasingly international scope.
CHIP researchers design alcohol and substance use interventions for at-risk populations, from youth to newly-released prisoners transitioning back into the community.
CHIP kinesiology and psychology researchers are using robots to help children with autism improve social, communication and gross motor skills.
CHIP researchers are developing a translational tool for studying yoga interventions, and exploring the linkage between religiousness/spirituality and physical health.
CHIP diabetes research includes the translation of a lifestyle intervention for overweight adults with Type 2 Diabetes, and the development of a diabetes self-care intervention.
CHIP offers many resources for Dissemination and Implementation, addressesing the gap between research and practice for evidence-based health promotion interventions and disease prevention innovations.
Linda Pescatello (pictured above) and other CHIP researchers from UConn’s top-ranked Kinesiology Department study a broad range of topics including exercise genomics and exercise interventions.
Researchers at CHIP design, implement, evaluate, and disseminate health behavior change interventions for at-risk populations around the world.
CHIP health disparities research examines the cultural contexts of disparities in areas such as reproductive health and weight/obesity among adolescent girls, and disparities in HPV vaccine completion.
Virtual Reality (VR) technology is just one method CHIP researchers like John Christensen (pictured above) are using to study sexual behavior and its related health consequences.
CHIP’s work in treatment adherence and retention in care targets a variety of at-risk populations including men who have sex with men, people with poor literacy skills, and recently released prisoners.