207 CHCR Tailored Interventions
(completed or in progress)
  Topic
104 prevention
47 screening
77 treatment
14 survivorship
40 other
  Technology
22 animation
116 Internet
8 IVR
34 mobile
40 print
52 software
33 video

University of Michigan Center for Health Communications Research (CHCR):

  • Designated a Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research by the National Cancer Institute
  • Conducting research in individually tailored health communications since 1995
  • Developed over 100 tailored research interventions covering an extremely broad variety of topics, audiences, settings, and technologies.

An Interdisciplinary Team Under One Roof

  • behavioral scientists
  • health counselors
  • software developers
  • media professionals
  • project managers
  • students

Most of the CHCR staff have worked together for many years, and have established a shared knowledge-base and language regarding tailoring technology and intervention development. The team's broad and deep experience in a wide range of disciplines fosters innovative ideas, creative solutions to obstacles, and unique perspectives.

Center Leadership

Lawrence C. An, MD

Lawrence C. An, MD
Co-Director

Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH
Founding Director

Kenneth A. Resnicow, PhD

Kenneth A. Resnicow, PhD
Senior Scientist

 

Administrative Team +

  • Coordinates all of CHCR's projects
  • Oversees budgets
  • Creates reports for funders and stakeholders

Team Members

Behavioral Science Team +

  • Develops the health content and assessments for the CHCR's interventions
  • Applies theories from public health, psychology, social work, and communication
  • Applies skills in tailoring, plain language, and motivational interviewing
  • Conducts focus groups, usability tests, and other evaluation activities
  • Designs study protocols for data collection and intervention delivery

Team Members

Creative Design Team +

  • Develops logos, layouts, and all graphical and photographic elements for intervention content
  • Creates animations and interactive components to demonstrate health concepts or processes
  • Produces video and audio segments for interventions
  • Conducts usability tests and other user-interface evaluation activities

Team Members

Project Management Team +

  • Coordinates the work of the Center
  • Ensures deadlines are being met and workloads are reasonable
  • Organizes meetings for Center projects
  • Works with study teams to ensure expectations are met

Team Members

Technology Team +

  • Designs and develops technical components for CHCR research
  • Provides application software and data management
  • Supports the technical infrastructure and operations
  • Offers advice and consultation on technological aspects of grant proposals
  • Develops reusable software for behavioral interventions
  • Researches emerging technologies to keep science on the cutting edge

Team Members