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Dozens of researchers.

Hundreds of interventions.

Thousands of lives empowered.

The Center for Health Communications Research (CHCR) is an award-winning leader in designing and developing tailored behavior change and health education interventions. For more than 20 years, CHCR has partnered with researchers and clinicians to help them achieve their research goals.

With deep expertise in delivering engaging mobile apps, websites, and personalized media, CHCR weaves together person-centered design and development methodologies with the latest in behavior change strategies. These interventions drive powerful and meaningful change in populations across the demographic spectrum.

Empowering Researchers

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Our Team


Dr. Larry An CHCR Co-Director Lawrence C. An, MD

Dr. Sarah Hawley CHCR Co-Director Sarah Hawley, PhD, MPH

Insightful and impactful solutions

CHCR is headed by Co-Directors Dr. Larry An and Dr. Sarah Hawley, who are both seasoned researchers and health communication experts. Under their stewardship, CHCR maintains a multidisciplinary team of experts who each approach development from a different vantage point. Every project includes talented artists and designers, behavior change experts, software engineers, and project management specialists. The real secret to CHCR’s success is the deliberate fusion of all these ingredients.

A shared communication resource

CHCR is the Health Communications Shared Resource of the Rogel Cancer Center and delivers highly successful health communication tools to cancer researchers and patient educators.

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Interested in what CHCR can do for you?
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Call 734.763.6099 or email to learn more.

Center for Health Communications Research
Rogel Cancer Center | Michigan Medicine
North Campus Research Complex
2800 Plymouth Road, Building 16
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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