Obesity Research Interest Group


Welcome to the webpage for the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) / Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) Obesity Research Interest Group, or the “ORIG” for short. The mission of this InCHIP/CICATS group is to bring together researchers and stakeholders from the greater Connecticut community who share a common interest in understanding, preventing, and treating obesity and related co-morbidities. The group has over 140 members from multiple campuses and over 20 departments at UConn, and it also includes community partners and researchers from other institutions in the region.

The group meets twice a year, co-sponsors obesity-related talks as part of the InCHIP lecture series, and hosts an information/discussion listserv to share research ideas and funding opportunities.

Leadership Team

The CICATS/InCHIP Obesity Research Interest Group Leadership Team is comprised of faculty from across UConn and is headed by Amy Gorin:

Amy Gorin, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP)
Professor, Psychology
Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.
Director, Rudd Center for Obesity & Food Policy
Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Kim Gans, Ph.D.
Professor, Human Development & Family Studies