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 seed grants and awards, potential InCHIP collaborators in health behavior change, reserving meeting space at InCHIP.)
To become an InCHIP Graduate Student Affiliate, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled at the University of Connecticut as a graduate student.
- Be committed to performing high quality research in the domains of health behavior, health behavior change, health intervention, and/or prevention.
- Be currently engaged in research, or be scaling up to perform research in the future, that is consistent with InCHIP’s mission (see below).
- Be willing to provide contact information for the InCHIP website that includes your department, email address, and office address / phone number (if applicable).
NOTE: There is no fee for becoming a InCHIP Graduate Student 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 bolded fields below will be posted to your entry in the InCHIP affiliate directory upon approval of your affiliate application.