The Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention
The Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) is a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to the study of the dynamics of health risk behavior and the processes of health behavioral change in individuals and targeted at-risk populations. Since its founding, CHIP researchers have launched major new health behavior change initiatives at the University of Connecticut, including new work in the areas of HIV prevention, medical adherence, diabetes management, cancer prevention, nutrition, pharmacology, substance abuse, obesity, autism, health information technology, and other health domains. CHIP’s work is increasingly international in scope, with currently funded or submitted projects (or grants) in Albania, China, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Peru, South Africa, and Thailand, and prior work in India, Russia, Uganda, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
CHIP serves as a nexus for investigators at the University of Connecticut and other institutions to stimulate collaborative partnerships for the development of major research initiatives in health behavior change. CHIP has created a multidisciplinary network of more than 480 affiliate investigators with expertise in health behavior change and intervention. This network of affiliates spans several University of Connecticut campuses, representing nearly all Schools and Colleges within the UConn system, and it also draws from more than 60 other research institutions. The network enables CHIP to assemble teams of investigators able to respond within short time frames to large-scale research funding opportunities as they arise. CHIP is headed by Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Jeffrey D. Fisher, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychology, Social Psychology Division, at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. CHIP is housed in a 14,000 square foot facility in the J. Ray Ryan building at UConn Storrs.