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Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies

Mission & Vision

Mission

CHIBPS advances research and knowledge to improve the lives of those affected with or by HIV and other infectious diseases, substance use, and mental health burden through the rigorous application of social science and public health research paradigms. The team at CHIBPS envisions, develops, and enacts research with and for the communities we study.

Vision

The Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) enacts research to enhance the well-being of all people, including sexual, racial, ethnic and cultural minorities and other marginalized populations. We train the future generation of behavioral and public health researchers and work with community partners to conduct research that resides on the hyphen between theory and practice.