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

Associations of Four Community Factors with Longitudinal Change in Hemoglobin A1c Levels in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Community-level factors are associated with control of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in patients with type 2 diabetes and these factors can blunt the associations between diabetes treatment and HbA1c levels. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomburg School of Public Health-Geisinger Environmental Health Institute used mixed-effect models to evaluate associations of community factors with HbA1c and whether treatment intensification (TI) and community domains were associated with patient HbA1c change at 6 and 24 months. To access this publication, please click here

Funded by the Bucknell Geisinger Research Initiative: https://www.geisinger.edu/research/departments-and-centers/environmental-health-institute

News and Events


The CHPDP hosted Dr. Jonathan Bricker from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. 


On April 20-21, Arizona’s premier interprofessional health care conference, hosted by the Arizona Nexus, will bring together health care educators, practitioners, administrators, researchers and st


All CONHI faculty are invited to attend the 2018 Mary Killeen Visiting Scholar Lecture on April 16 from 12-5 p.m.


Congratulations to Dwayne Martin-Gomez!