InCHIP’s cancer research focuses on quality-of-life issues for cancer survivors and on interventions to address survivors’ heightened risk for cancer reoccurrence, second primary cancers, and other diseases. Target populations for this research span many demographic backgrounds and have included individuals of varied age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Some of the collaborative work in this area has applied social psychological theory to interventions for UV protection, or examined psychological and behavioral predictors of HPV vaccination completion in African-American and Native American women, as examples.

Research Scientist and Associate Director of InCHIP, Deborah Cornman, Ph.D., chairs the multidisciplinary Cancer Research Interest Group (Cancer RIG) at InCHIP. The Cancer RIG aims to expand upon InCHIP’s successful research on survivorship to include the entire cancer control continuum, provide a forum for UConn cancer researchers to increase research opportunities and external grant funding, and foster funded collaborative cancer control research across the Storrs and UConn Health campuses. For more information on InCHIP’s Cancer RIG, please visit our Research Interest Groups page. To join the Cancer Research Interest Group, contact Dr. Deborah Cornman at

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InCHIP Cancer Researchers

List of People
Keith M. Bellizzi, PhD,
Thomas Blank,
Rebecca Ferrer,
Meg Gerrard,
Rick Gibbons,
Blair Johnson,
Crystal Park,
Linda Pescatello, PhD,
Leslie Snyder,
Sandro Steinbach, PhD (Affiliate)
Howard Tennen,
Gee Su Yang, PhD (Affiliate)