Mission, Vision, and Values


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.


To improve the health and well-being of individuals, organizations, and communities in Connecticut and beyond by supporting innovative and high-impact interdisciplinary research.


Collaborative and Interdisciplinary: Health and well-being, which are highly complex and multifaceted, can best be addressed through innovative interdisciplinary research. InCHIP values and fosters collaborations with academics, communities, policymakers, and other key stakeholders from around the world to develop innovative, impactful solutions to complex health issues.

Development of Researchers: InCHIP invests in UConn researchers across the continuum of their careers via programs and support that accelerate their success, with particular focus on mentoring and developing junior investigators as they strive toward independent research careers.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: InCHIP believes that a diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences are essential to the development of solutions to our increasingly diverse, complex, and interconnected world. InCHIP is committed to examining, articulating, and addressing the social drivers of health inequity, including the impact of racism on health, processes, and institutions, and working in partnership with underrepresented communities to improve their health and well-being.

Research Ethics and Integrity: InCHIP is committed to holding research to the highest standards of practice with minimal risk of adverse or harmful consequences and a larger vision for the potential outcome of research for society. InCHIP believes that research should be reliable, reproducible, ethically grounded, and scientifically validated.

Health as a Fundamental Human Right: InCHIP holds that every person, regardless of their age, gender, racial/ethnic background, socioeconomic status, religion, nationality, or any other status, has the right to live a healthy life and that their health outcomes are not inevitabilities of circumstance. Central to InCHIP’s work is the intrinsic value of human health and well-being.

Impact and Communication: Due to its implications for the betterment of human well-being, health research requires dissemination practices that go beyond those of traditional academic scholarship. InCHIP supports the dissemination of research findings through diverse mediated outlets that reach the public, healthcare providers, policymakers, and other key stakeholders.

Innovation and Creativity: Scientific breakthroughs of the future will require new approaches and shifts in current research and healthcare paradigms. InCHIP fosters creative interdisciplinary solutions to complex health problems by engaging with or translating novel approaches, concepts, and methodologies, and through the development of new interventions.