The Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy
The University of Connecticut’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) is a multidisciplinary research institute dedicated to the creation and dissemination of new scientific knowledge and theoretical frameworks in the areas of health behavior and health behavior change at multiple levels of analysis (e.g., individual, environmental, social, and policy). InCHIP researchers lead novel, influential health behavior initiatives at UConn, institutions across the United States, and globally in countries including Albania, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Mozambique, South Africa, Russia, Uganda, and Vietnam. Our investigators have expertise in the areas of HIV, treatment adherence, diabetes management, cancer prevention and control, nutrition, pharmacology, substance abuse, obesity, autism, digital health, school and child health, and complementary and alternative approaches to medicine, among other health domains.
InCHIP serves as a nexus for investigators at UConn and other institutions to stimulate collaborative partnerships for the development of major research initiatives in health behavior. InCHIP has developed and supported a multidisciplinary network of over 400 affiliate investigators. This network spans several UConn campuses, represents nearly all Schools and Colleges within the University system, and draws from more than 60 other research institutions both nationally and internationally. Through this network, InCHIP assembles teams of investigators able to respond within short timeframes to large-scale funding opportunities as they arise. InCHIP was founded by Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Jeffrey D. Fisher, PhD and is now directed by Dr. Amy Gorin, PhD, Professor of Psychological Sciences. Associate Research Professor Deborah Cornman, PhD serves as Associate Director of InCHIP. The Institute is housed in a 14,000 square foot facility in the J. Ray Ryan building at UConn’s Storrs campus and contains the offices of numerous researchers and staff, as well as the research laboratories of many affiliate investigators.