CHAI CORE
COMMUNICATION FOR HEALTH
APPLICATIONS & INTERVENTIONS
ABOUT CHAI
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The Life of CHAI
CHAI Core is a NIH-funded core facility, established in 2000, and is the primary resource for UNC investigators to obtain services in behavioral intervention research, qualitative research, and web and mHealth intervention development.
Mission
Our Goals and History

The goals of the CHAI Core are to apply state-of-the-art resources and techniques to the development of high quality and rigorously evaluated behavioral science interventions aimed at health promotion and disease prevention.
CHAI's Team
Deborah Tate
Director




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Anne Cabell
Administrative Director




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Randall Teal
Qualitative Lead




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Regina McCoy
Graphic Director




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Maihan Vu
Qualitative Analyst




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Jessica Zahurak
Application Analyst




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Sarah Mye
PM / Research Associate




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Lara Balian
PM / Research Associate




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Steven Brundage
Software Developer




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Robert Trawick
Software Developer




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Jessica Carda-Auten, MPH
Qualitative Analyst




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Experience
Our Expertise is Multidisciplinary

CHAI Core has a highly trained team of software developers, qualitative specialists, graphic designers, and health behavior intervention consultants who are passionate about providing services aimed at strengthening the quality and impact of behavioral research studies. The Core's Faculty Director, Dr. Deborah Tate, is a specialist in application of behavioral theory and evidence to the creation of digital health solutions. Dr. Tate is internationally known for her work in web and mobile interventions for obesity prevention and treatment and has been continuously funded in digital health intervention research by the National Institutes of Health since 2000. She has been directing the UNC CHAI Core since 2012 and is uniquely positioned to bring her knowledge, skills, and collaborations to help researchers translate their ideas into effective interventions.
Collaborators
CHAI Works With a Variety of Investigators
Funders
NIH and NIDDK

CHAI is supported by the National Institutes of Health. Our infrastructure and personnel are funded through the Gillings School of Global Public Health Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NIDDK funded; P30 DK56350) and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCI funded; P30-CA16086).




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