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 180 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 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 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.
2014-2015 Executive Committee
Jeffrey Fisher, Ph.D., Co-Chair, CHIP Director and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Deborah Cornman, Ph.D., Co-Chair, CHIP Associate Director and Research Associate
Meg Gerrard, Ph.D., Research Professor of Psychology.
Amy Gorin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology
Debarchana Ghosh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography
Tania Huedo-Medina, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Allied Health Sciences
Blair Johnson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
Crystal Park, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
Linda Pescatello, Ph.D., Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology
Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D., Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity Director