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.
Lawrence C. An, MD
Sarah Hawley, PhD, MPH
Ken Resnicow, PhD
CHCR is headed by Larry An, Sarah Hawley, and Ken Resnicow, all seasoned researchers and experts in health communication. Under their stewardship, CHCR maintains a multidisciplinary team of experts who design and develop impactful communication and engagement tools.
The secret to CHCR’s success is the collaborative work of specialists in multiple disciplines: creative design, technology, content development, and project management.
At CHCR, Human Centered Design is the foundation of an iterative process that drives project design and development. Our team starts by learning about the target population and how they engage with technology. We explore ideas, build prototypes and test them with participants to ensure the best final product possible. We believe that crafting an engaging user experience to support well-defined outcomes will lead to better results.
CHCR is the Health Communications Shared Resource of the Rogel Cancer Center. We are proud of our long history of delivering highly successful health communication tools to cancer researchers, educators, and patients.