UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) brings together individuals with diverse scientific, clinical, and methodological expertise and supports their evolution into collaborative investigators who conduct innovative interdisciplinary research that impacts public health and well-being.
InCHIP is a no-cost “one-stop shop” for training, mentorship, research team development, and grant proposal writing for UConn investigators at all stages of their careers, from graduate students to tenured faculty. We offer a range of services, including workshops, one-on-one consultations, pilot funding, and more.
InCHIP is committed to providing its affiliates with the tools needed to submit an extramural grant application, and if awarded, InCHIP’s Grants Management Team is available to assist InCHIP affiliates in processing the grant through the post-award period. InCHIP also provides services to help affiliates find appropriate grants and funding for their research.
By the Numbers in FY21
$ 86.1 M
in Graduate Student Support
ARMS is an interdisciplinary research initiative that seeks to advance UConn’s institutional capacity to conduct high quality gun injury and violence prevention policy scholarship.
The Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH) facilitates innovative and impactful connections across research, policy, and practice arenas to advance equity in school and child health. CSCH is committed to anti-racist work that prioritizes inclusion, reduces disparities, and creates systemic change.
The Center for mHealth and Social Media (CHASM) advances the science of digital health by applying existing and developing novel digital technologies to the study of health promotion through research and intervention.
The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health promotes solutions to food insecurity, poor diet quality, and weight bias through research and policy.
InCHIP in UConn Today
InCHIP Lecture Series: Jim Downs, Ph.D., Gettysburg College 12:30pm
Thursday, January 25th, 2024
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Hybrid Lecture - InCHIP, J. Ray Ryan Bldg., Room 204 (top floor)
Jim Downs, Ph.D., Gettysburg College
Topic: Effects of Colonialism, Slavery, and War on Medicine
January 25, 2024 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Jim Downs is the Gilder Lehrman-National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Civil War Era Studies and History. He is the author of Sick From Freedom: African American Sickness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction (Oxford UP, 2012), Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation (Basic Books, 2016) and Maladies of Empire: How Colonialism, Slavery, and War Transformed Medicine (Harvard UP, 2021) which has been translated into Chinese, French, Korean, Japanese, and Russian.
Join In-Person: J. Ray Ryan Bldg., Room 204
InCHIP Lecture Series: Idia Binitie Thurston, Ph.D., Northeastern University 12:30pm
Thursday, February 8th, 2024
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Idia Binitie Thurston, Ph.D., Northeastern University
Topic: Multilevel Factors Contributing to Health Inequity in Pediatric Populations
February 8, 2024 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM
My research explores causes of health inequity among adolescents, young adults, and parents by examining how and why BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and other minoritized individuals experience a greater health and disease burden. Framed by an academic womanist lens, my research explores multilevel individual, relational, and contextual risk and protective factors that contribute to varying health outcomes among minoritized and underserved populations. I am deeply invested in the development of a diverse workforce of health scientists via the CHANGE* lab, where I support grad, postbacc, and undergrad scholars to engage in health equity science, social justice advocacy, and cultural humility practices. Our lab strives to combat health inequity by engaging with communities to develop strength-based, culturally-responsive tools, programs, and interventions to enhance well-being, reduce stigma, and promote self-empowerment. We prioritize research that explores intersectional identities of race, ethnicity, gender, class, age, and sexuality.
InCHIP Lecture Series: Andrea Spaeth, Ph.D., Rutgers University 12:30pm
Thursday, February 29th, 2024
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
In Recognition of Heart Health Month
Andrea Spaeth, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Topic: Sleep and Cardiovascular Disease
February 29, 2024 | 12:30 -1:30 PM
Trained as an experimental psychologist, Dr. Spaeth has dedicated herself to a career in sleep research aimed at advancing our understanding of how changes in sleep behaviors affect health outcomes, with a focus on weight management and metabolic health. Dr. Spaeth developed her own independent line of research in this area as a graduate student by assessing the impact of sleep on weight, caloric intake and energy expenditure in healthy adults participating in an ongoing in-laboratory sleep restriction protocol. As a postdoctoral researcher, she gained experience in the implementation of sleep and meal timing interventions outside of the laboratory and examined the impact of these interventions on cardiometabolic outcomes. The ultimate goal of Dr Spaeth’s research will be to develop and implement effective lifestyle modification interventions related to sleep in diverse at-risk populations to promote health and wellness.
InCHIP Lecture Series: Morissa Henn, DrPH, Associate Commissioner, NH Department of Health and Human Services 12:30pm
InCHIP Lecture Series: Morissa Henn, DrPH, Associate Commissioner, NH Department of Health and Human Services
Thursday, April 4th, 2024
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Morissa Henn, DrPH, Associate Commissioner, NH Department of Health and Human Services
Topic: Firearm Safety and Suicide Prevention
April 4, 2024 | 12:30-1:30 PM
Associate Commissioner Morissa Henn helps lead cross-cutting efforts to integrate policy and practice to improve services for youth and families. Her portfolio includes New Hampshire’s child welfare and juvenile justice system (the Division for Children, Youth, and Families), its public mental health and substance misuse system (the Division for Behavioral Health), and its psychiatric hospital for youth (Hampstead Hospital and Residential Treatment Facility). She is a member of the Department’s Senior Executive Team and helps ensure the integration of policy and practice among all Departmental programs and services.
InCHIP Lecture Series: Chelsea Singleton, Ph.D., Tulane University 12:30pm
Thursday, April 18th, 2024
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Hybrid Lecture: InCHIP, J. Ray Ryan Bldg., Room 204 (top floor)
Chelsea Singleton, Ph.D., Tulane University
Topic: Impact of Healthy Food Access on Dietary Intake and Chronic Disease
April 18, 2024 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Dr. Chelsea Singleton is a nutritional epidemiologist whose research examines the impact healthy food access has on food purchasing behavior, dietary intake, and chronic disease risk. The overarching goal of her research is to document and dismantle nutritional inequities affecting low-income populations and people of color in the U.S. Her recent work has primarily focused on describing the mechanisms by which structural racism and structural violence impede healthy eating in underserved communities. She has extensive experience working with nutrition assistance program participants (e.g., SNAP, WIC), and she primarily uses epidemiological, geo-spatial, and community-based participatory research methods to accomplish her research goals. Prior to joining the SBPS faculty, she was an Assistant Professor of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed a USDA-funded post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2018. In 2020, the National Institute on Minority Health & Health Disparities (NIH/NIMHD) awarded her a five-year K01 grant. Her K01 research aims to study the effects of community violence on food retail and food purchasing behavior in low-income African American communities. She is a proud Tulane and Xavier graduate!
Join In-Person: InCHIP, J. Ray Ryan Bldg., Room 204
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📢📢📢 Submit to the "Moving Beyond Implications" conference.
It's hosted by CT SSN, @UConn_InCHIP, and State Rep Jaime Foster. ALL researchers are invited to submit to this in-person conference.
Abstracts are due on 12/6!!!
The Physical Activity to Heal Back Pain (PATH) is seeking applications for a part-time Assessment Research Technician. To learn more about the role, please visit https://s.uconn.edu/path-research-tech. Details are listed under HR24-22
#ICYMI you can watch our Lecture Series event with @LeighSzucs in recognition of World AIDS Day. Thank you Leigh for joining us!
Join us TODAY @ 12:30 for our lecture series event in recognition of #WorldAIDSDay RSVP:
Join InCHIP, @UConnCSCH, and @UConnM3EWB tomorrow (11/30) at 12:30PM for our Lecture Series event in recognition of World AIDS Day. @LeighSzucs of @CDC_DASH will discuss strategies and programs that schools can implement to promote adolescent health. https://s.uconn.edu/inchip-lecture-szucs