Jeffrey D. Fisher Health Behavior Change Research Fellowship

Jeffrey D. Fisher Health Behavior Change Research Fellowship


Jeffrey D. Fisher, PhD, the founding Director of the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) dedicated his career to the development of health behavior change interventions with a focus on HIV. During Dr. Fisher’s tenure as Director, InCHIP grew from a small group of HIV researchers in the Department of Psychological Sciences to a university-wide, interdisciplinary institute of faculty and graduate students focused on a broad array of health and health behavior research.
Celebrating Dr. Fisher’s legacy at the University of Connecticut, the Jeffrey D. Fisher Health Behavior Change Research Fellowship (Fisher Fellowship) will award $2,000 in funds to one outstanding UConn graduate student working on their dissertation in the area of health behavior.

Past Fellows

  • Madeline Baird (Anthropology)
  • Destiny Printz Pereira (Clinical Psychology)
  • Coleen Mistler (Allied Health Sciences)
  • Matthew Sullivan (Psychological Sciences)
  • Lucy Finkelstein-Fox (Psychological Sciences)

Award Criteria:

The Fisher Fellowship will be awarded to a continuing graduate student working on a dissertation consistent with the mission of InCHIP (note: students graduating in spring or summer 2024 are not eligible for the award). To be considered a competitive applicant, the student must have a record of outstanding achievement in health behavior research. Outstanding achievements can include peer reviewed publications, presentations at national conferences, or other notable accomplishments.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel convened by the InCHIP Director.

Application Instructions:

Application Deadline: Friday April 26th, 2024 by 11:59PM EST

Applicants should upload the following documents via the form below:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV).
  2. One-page summary of the applicant’s health behavior research, including a brief description of the applicant’s dissertation.
  3. Letter of Recommendation from Advisor / Dissertation Mentor (submitted separately by Advisor): Applicants should request a letter of recommendation from their academic advisor, dissertation mentor, or professor supervising their research. The letter must state that the applicant is currently working on their dissertation and does not plan to graduate during spring or summer 2024. Please send this link to your advisor/mentor so that they can submit their letter directly.

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Greidy Miralles
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