Month: October 2017

InCHIP Intervention Core Workshops (2017-2018)

We are pleased to announce InCHIP’s Intervention Core Workshops for 2017-2018!
Please check back frequently, additional workshops may be forthcoming

Upcoming Workshops:


William A. Fisher, PhD
Western University London, Ontario, Canada / UConn
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 1:45pm – 3:15pm

RSVP for this workshop
“What’s a Nice Scientist Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Behavioral Science and the Design of Clinical Trials in Sexual Medicine”
This workshop will discuss, with participants, two decades of clinical trial design and interpretation in the area of sexual psychopharmacology, including the development of sexual performance enhancing drugs such as Levitra (PDE5 inhibitors) and Addyi (flibanserin).


Completed Workshops: 


Lisa Butler, PhD
Monday, April 23, 2018
Time: 11:30 – 2:00pm

“Participatory Methods for Developing Health-Promotion Media and Materials for Low-Literacy Populations”
Drawing from methods Dr. Butler has used in intervention studies in sub-Saharan Africa, participants will be led through a rapid process of developing and producing health-promotion media and materials for use as part of intervention studies and/or health promotion programs. This will be a hands-on workshop in which participants will be asked to work in small groups based on expertise / areas of interest (e.g., HIV, nutrition, substance use, etc). When indicating plans to attend, please indicate your area of expertise/interest.


Guy S. Parcel, PhD
University of Texas School of Public Health
Monday, April 2, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

“Introduction to Intervention Mapping”
Intervention Mapping (IM) is a series of steps to help health promotion and health education planners develop theory- and evidence-based programs and logic models. Studies show that larger effect sizes are achieved when interventions are based on theory. However, no one theoretical model completely predicts or explains health behaviors or environmental changes. Therefore, a system is needed to help intervention developers choose useful theories and integrate relevant theoretical constructs to develop health promotion and health education solutions. This hands-on workshop will include presentations and examples for the steps of IM and individual and group work to apply IM to participants’ own projects.


David Sherman, PhD
University of California, Santa Barbara
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 2:30 – 3:30pm

“Using Affirmation to Improve the Efficacy of Health Promotion Interventions”
In this workshop, I will review self-affirmation theory and discuss conditions where self-affirming activities, such as writing about values, can promote positive health outcomes. Key outcomes include increased acceptance of health-relevant information, more healthful intentions and behaviors, and stress reduction (for reviews see Cohen & Sherman, 2014; Epton & Harris, 2009, 2010; for meta-analyses see Sweeney & Moyer, 2015; Epton, Harris, Kane, van Koningsbruggen, & Sheeran, 2015). I will describe a variety of self-affirmation implementations that have been used in different lab and field settings. Self-affirmation studies have been conducted in contexts such as hospitals and medical clinics, on cigarette labels and as part of health brochures, via the internet, and while undergoing fMRI. Key issues to be addressed include how to determine whether affirmation is appropriate to incorporate as part of a health intervention program and how to tailor an affirmation for different research contexts and samples.


Rosalie Corona, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm

“Adapting Evidence-Based Health Interventions for Working with Latina/os”
Latina/os are the largest minority group in the United States yet this group experiences significant health disparities. The current workshop will provide an overview of strategies used in adapting evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions as applied among two diverse Latina/o samples: (a) mental health treatment for Latina/os and (b) family cancer assessment and communication intervention among Latina women and families. Cultural adaptation involves a number of issues such as conceptualizing culture and context, selecting a framework and level of adaptation, identifying core intervention components, involving the target population and identifying factors impacting cultural relevance and adaptation mismatch. These issues will be addressed as they pertain to Latina/os, with an emphasis on strategies for navigating the conflict between maintaining fidelity to the original intervention and adapting the intervention to meet the needs of the cultural group.