Saturday, January 31st, 2015

WelcomeToCHIP

Welcome to CHIP

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.

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Obesity

CHIP obesity research seeks to understand and change the individual, social, and environmental factors contributing to our nation’s obesity epidemic.

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Cancer

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.

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HIV/AIDS

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.

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Alcohol and Substance Use

CHIP researchers design alcohol and substance use interventions for at-risk populations, from youth to newly-released prisoners transitioning back into the community.

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Autism

CHIP kinesiology and psychology researchers are using robots to help children with autism improve social, communication and gross motor skills.

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Complementary & Alternative Approaches to Medicine

CHIP researchers are developing a translational tool for studying yoga interventions, and exploring the linkage between religiousness/spirituality and physical health.

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Diabetes

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.

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Dissemination and Implementation Science

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.

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Exercise Science

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.

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Global Health

Researchers at CHIP design, implement, evaluate, and disseminate health behavior change interventions for at-risk populations around the world.

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Health Disparities

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.

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Sexual Risk Behavior / Reproductive Health

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.

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Treatment Adherence and Retention in Care

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.

WelcomeToCHIP

Welcome to CHIP

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Obesity

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slider-img_CANCER

Cancer

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HIV/AIDS

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slider-img_ALCOHOL

Alcohol and Substance Use

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slider-img_AUTISM

Autism

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slider-img_CAAM

Complementary & Alternative Approaches to Medicine

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slider-img_DIABETES

Diabetes

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slider-img_DandI

Dissemination and Implementation Science

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Exercise Science

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Global Health

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Health Disparities

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Sexual Risk Behavior / Reproductive Health

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Treatment Adherence and Retention in Care

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CHIP Today

Public Policy Must Address Obesity, and Local Governments are Taking the Lead

Public Policy Must Address Obesity, and Local Governments are Taking the Lead

Current rates of obesity and poor diet in the United States cannot be sustained. A recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute examined the economic costs of obesity and concluded... 

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From Resolution to Ritual: Why People Start and Stick With Yoga

From Resolution to Ritual: Why People Start and Stick With Yoga

A pioneering study by CHIP Principal Investigator Crystal Park has shed new light on why people start practicing yoga, and what makes them likely to stick with it over the long haul.... 

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From the Director: Looking Forward to a Productive New Semester

From the Director: Looking Forward to a Productive New Semester

CHIP Director Jeff Fisher The fall semester was an exciting, eventful time at CHIP. In September, the University announced the nationally renowned Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity... 

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New CHIP Grant Will Examine “Racism as Carcinogen”

New CHIP Grant Will Examine “Racism as Carcinogen”

Building on nearly two decades of research, Rick Gibbons’ and Meg Gerrrard’s new grant examines African Americans’ health behaviors, increased health risks, and their resilience... 

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Tipping the Scales on Obesity

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that one in three children in the United States are obese or overweight, to the detriment of their health and well-being... 

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Gaming Safer Sex

Gaming Safer Sex

UConn interactive digital media expert John Christensen has brought to life a virtual world with artificially intelligent characters so realistic, engaging, and compassionate, they... 

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