InCHIP is charged by the University with helping to further the research enterprise in the areas of health behavior, health behavior change, health intervention, and prevention at UConn, and with contributing broadly to these fields of inquiry. InCHIP accomplishes these ends, in part, by providing a variety of scholarly opportunities and services to new researchers who wish to work in these areas as well as to established researchers who have worked in these areas for some time. (A partial list can be found by clicking on the following InCHIP website links: InCHIP lecture series, InCHIP custom searches for grant opportunities, potential InCHIP collaborators in health behavior change, InCHIP presubmission grant reviews, InCHIP statistical consultation, InCHIP seed grants and awards, InCHIP grant management support, InCHIP human resources/payroll, InCHIP travel, InCHIP purchasing, InCHIP room reservations.)
To become an InCHIP Affiliate, you must meet the following criteria:
- Have a direct association with the University of Connecticut or have a history of doing collaborative research with current InCHIP Affiliates.
- Have an advanced degree (e.g., MS, MPH, PhD, MD).
- Be able to perform high quality research in the areas of health behavior, health behavior change, health intervention, and/or prevention, and be able to apply for external grants in these areas.
- Be currently engaged in research, or be scaling up to perform research in the future, that is consistent with InCHIP’s mission (see below).
- Maintain an up-to-date biosketch and contact information (i.e., department, email address, office address and phone number) on the InCHIP website.
NOTE: There is no fee for becoming an InCHIP Affiliate.
The University of Connecticut’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) creates new scientific knowledge and theoretical frameworks in the areas of health behavior, health behavior change, health intervention, and prevention at multiple levels of analysis (e.g., individual, family, community, societal). Health is broadly defined and may include physical and mental health, and outcomes with critical implications for health (e.g., decreasing stress). Work at the intersection of behavior and biology (e.g., increasing medication adherence) is encouraged. This includes genomics, which has strong psychological, physiological, and behavioral health-related components (e.g., personalized medicine approaches to risk reduction strategies, acceptance and access to genetic testing, and ethical decision-making considerations of the outcomes of such testing). InCHIP disseminates its research and cutting-edge interventions through capacity-building, structural change, teaching, mentoring, and collaboration at the University, local, state, national, and international levels.
NOTE: Your answers to the fields below will be used to create your entry in the InCHIP affiliate directory upon approval of your affiliate application.