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 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 projects underway, or planned, in China, Ethiopia, India, Malaysia, Mozambique, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, 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 125 affiliate investigators at the University of Connecticut and beyond with expertise in health behavior change and intervention. CHIP’s network of affiliates spans several University of Connecticut campuses, representing nearly all Schools and Colleges within the UConn system, and also draws from more than 30 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 Professor Jeffrey D. Fisher, Ph.D. of the Department of Psychology, Social Psychology Division, at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut.
2012-2013 Executive Committee
Jeffrey D. Fisher, Ph.D., CHIP Director and Professor of Psychology
Deborah H. Cornman, Ph.D., Co-Chair, CHIP Associate Director and Research Associate
Rick Gibbons, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
Amy Gorin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology
Tania Huedo-Medina, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Allied Health Sciences
Crystal L. Park, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
Linda S. Pescatello, Ph.D., Professor of Kinesiology
Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work
Leslie B. Snyder, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Sciences