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

NIH Primary and Secondary Prevention Research in Humans During 2012-2017

This paper provides the first detailed analysis of the NIH prevention research portfolio for primary and secondary prevention research in humans and related methods research To access this article, please click here

We encourage you to visit the National Institues of Health Office of Disease Prevention website HERE!


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News and Events


Congratulations to CHPDP partners including the Watts Family Maryvale YMCA, the St.


The first cohort of ASU TRANSCEND Program students included Armando Pena (PhD student) and Kiley Vander Wyst (Postdoctoral Fellow) from the CHPDP.


Nancy Litterman Howe will receive an Innovation Leadership Fund award for the fall 2019 semester. 


Congratulations to Dara James on her 3-year appointment to the WIN Development Committee!