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CHESS is a multi-disciplinary research center based at the University of Wisconsin

CHESS is a multi-disciplinary research center based at the University of Wisconsin

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

For healthcare organizations

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

Key Findings

Key findings from over 40 years of ground-breaking research.

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News

CHESS receives $4.2 million NIH grant to study chronic conditions in older adults.

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Projects

Since 2016 CHESS has received over $60 million to support our research.

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