UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention and Policy (InCHIP), has been actively cultivating a number of integral relationships in Cuba, setting the groundwork for collaborative projects in health behavior. InCHIP faculty visited Cuba in 2017 and attended networking events and workshop on public health research. These networking events allowed researchers from UConn and Cuban institutions to meet for a span of three to five days, and explore each other’s past work and future research plans in depth; form subgroups of researchers with common interests; and brainstorm about funding opportunities and joint grant applications.


Academic Year 2016 - 2017
March 2017 - Initial Scientific Exchange Event: Public Health

This event occurred over a five-day period in March 2017, in Havana, Cuba and included researchers focusing on the intervention and prevention of HIV, obesity, addictions, and cancer. Ten researchers from UConn's InCHIP and ten researchers from various Cuban institutions attended. Cuban researchers were drawn from UH, UCMH, UCLV, CEDRO, SCP, among others. This event was co-organized by the University of Havana and UConn, and was the first of its scale to occur between U.S. institution and Cuban institutions. The event gained national recognition in Cuba as a model for future events. The event also gained the title of an International Alliance event, which allows attendees to apply for funding opportunities from Europe with funds specifically allotted for this type of alliance.

UConn Faculty Attendees: Dr. Lisa Butler (Epidemiology and Behavioral Sciences); Dr. Michael Copenhaver (Allied Health Sciences); Dr. Deborah Cornman (InCHIP/Psychology); Dr. Michael Fendrich (Social Work); Dr. Jeffrey Fisher (InCHIP/Psychology); Dr. Kim Gans (Human Development and Family Studies; Dr. Meg Gerrard (Social Psychology); Dr. Debarchana Ghosh (Geography); Dr. Rick Gibbons (Social Psychology); Dr. Tania Hudeo-Medina (Allied Health Sciences/InCHIP).

Academic Year 2015 - 2016
May 2016 - HOMINIS Convention

The Cuban Society of Psychology hosted the 7th Intercontinental Congress - Hominis 2016 at the Palacio de Convencoes de Habana.

UConn Faculty Attendees: Dr. Jeffrey Fisher (InCHIP/Psychology); Dr. Tania Hudeo-Medina (Allied Health Sciences/InCHIP).


More information coming soon.