Welcome to the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP). As a transdisciplinary team of faculty, students, and staff, we conduct translational research, training, and outreach activities in close partnership with communities with the goal of improving health and preventing disease in vulnerable populations across the lifespan.

The CHPDP is housed in ASU’s College of Nursing & Health Innovation on the Downtown Phoenix Campus. Established in 2015, the center is guided by many of the design aspirations of the New American University including the fusion of intellectual disciplines in order to conduct use-inspired research that is embedded within communities through mutually beneficial collaborations.   


Featured Article

Making Neighborhood-Disadvantage Metrics Accessible-The Neighborhood Atlas

Many health conditions disproportionately affect racial, ethnic, and socioeconomically disadvantaged communities. Assessing neighborhood disadvantages on a national scale could help increase interest and support research, policy, and health interventions within these health despaired communities. Drs. Amy Kind and William Buckingham provide information on a new online platform which allows users to create customized mapping displaying the distribution of neighborhood disadvantage across the United States. To access this article, please click here

“Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood is associated with many health-related factors including limited access to nutritious food, more safety concerns and greater risk of toxic exposures, such as pollution,” Dr. Kind explained. “Individuals who live in such neighborhoods are more apt to develop certain diseases and to die earlier from those diseases.”


NIH Funding Sources: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01MD010243), National Institute on Aging (RF1AG057784)




News and Events


Members of the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP) showcased their work at multiple national and international conferences during the month of November.


As you may know, the American Diabetes Association has led efforts to ensure everyone who needs it has access to insulin, which is a matter of life and death for millions of people with diabetes.


Congratulations to CHPDP trainee, Armando Pena, who has been awarded a 2018 Fall Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) from the ASU Graduate & Professional Student Association!


The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a 2-year supplement to support Dr. Katherine Ramos, a new Assistant Professor at Duke University, mentored by Dr. Shelby Langer.