The Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention
The University of Connecticut’s Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) is a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to the creation and dissemination of new scientific knowledge and theoretical frameworks in the areas of health behavior, health behavior change, and health intervention and prevention at multiple levels of analysis (e.g., individual, environmental, social, and policy). CHIP researchers lead novel, influential health behavior change initiatives at UConn, institutions across the United States, and globally in countries including Albania, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Mozambique, South Africa, Russia, Uganda, and Vietnam. Our investigators have expertise in the areas of HIV prevention and treatment adherence, diabetes management, cancer prevention and control, nutrition, pharmacology, substance abuse, obesity, autism, digital health technologies, school and child health, and complementary and alternative approaches to medicine, among other health domains.
CHIP serves as a nexus for investigators at UConn and other institutions to stimulate collaborative partnerships for the development of major research initiatives in health behavior. CHIP has developed and supported a multidisciplinary network of over 400 affiliate investigators. This network spans several UConn campuses, represents all Schools and Colleges within the University system, and draws from more than 60 other research institutions both nationally and internationally. Through this network, CHIP assembles teams of investigators able to respond within short time frames to large-scale funding opportunities as they arise. CHIP is headed by Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Jeffrey D. Fisher, PhD, Research Scientist Deborah Cornman, PhD, and Professor of Psychological Sciences Amy Gorin, PhD. The Center is housed in a 14,000 square foot facility in the J. Ray Ryan building at UConn’s Storrs campus and contains the offices of numerous researchers and staff, as well as the research laboratories of many affiliate investigators.