Institute for Community Health Promotion

About the Institute for Community Health Promotion

The Institute for Community Health Promotion conducts interdisciplinary, empirical research to promote healthier behaviors and environments.

Current projects, many of which use culturally-sensitive materials, focus on improving dietary habits, increasing physical activity, weight control, smoke avoidance and cessation. Faculty maintain strong collaborative relationships with a wide array of hospitals, community service organizations, and worksites, as well as with major funding institutions.

The Institute is one of ten active, nationally renowned research centers within the Brown University School of Public Health. Brown's public health research centers are influential voices in the national dialogue on public health issues such as obesity and addiction, and help shape public policy and practice.

Our Mission

To improve health, especially in underserved populations, by conducting interdisciplinary research and education to empower individuals, providers, organizations, and communities to practice and promote healthier behaviors and environments.

Our Vision

To become nationally and internationally recognized as a dynamic, interdisciplinary research center in community health promotion.

Kim M. Gans, PhD, MPH, LDN
Center Director