CHESS is a multi-disciplinary research center


Our research has led to such practical results as:

  • Longer life for patients with lung cancer.

  • Reduction in relapse rates for people in recovery.

  • Shorter waiting times for patients trying to get into addiction treatment.

  • The improvement of quality of life among older adults.

How we do it

For patients and their family members

We use technology to improve the experience of coping with health challenges - and, ultimately, quality of life.

For Healthcare Organizations

We use process improvement and organizational change techniques to increase access to healthcare.

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CHESS collaborates with a wide range of disciplines, including:

  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Communication Arts
  • Gerontology
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Family Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Population Health
  • School of Business
  • Kinesiology
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Statistics
  • Human Ecology
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Computer Science
  • Life Sciences Communication