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 Edson 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

Early-career setback and future career impact (2019)

A recent publication examines early-career scientists applying for National Institute of Health R01 grants, specifically comparing near-miss and narrow-win applicants. To access the special publication, please click here.


News and Events


Dara James, CHPDP postdoctoral scholar, has been awarded seed funding from ASU’s Institute for Social Science Research for a project titled “Prolonged nightly fasting in older adults with mild cogn


Armando Peña was awarded an F31 - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease at NIH. 


Elizabeth Reifsnider received funding from ASU’s Institute for Social Science Research for a project titled, “Coronavirus (COVID-19): How can Nurses Prepare for Patient Care and Protect Their Own H