ICHP supports the expansion of the continuum of health care in the areas of prevention, health promotion, and chronic-disease management with a range of activities directed toward populations and individuals across the lifespan. Those activities include community-based universal prevention and programs targeting health risks, social services, schools, and businesses.
To satisfy its mission, ICHP integrates the expertise of CHSR in health research and community-based prevention with LEADS’ knowledge and experience in strengthening social services. The Institute also works to create strong affiliations with SUNY Buffalo State academic departments, including Health and Wellness, and degree programs such as the Master of Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management.
Kelly Marczynski, PhD, serves as the Director. She received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and earned her Master's and Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Community Health from the University at Buffalo. She has well over 20 years of experience in conducting research projects. She specializes in coordination of scientific portions of ICHP projects, writing grant proposals, questionnaire development, CATI system administration, data management and analysis, interpretation and presentation of results, and various evaluation activities. Dr. Marczynski maintains duties as principal investigator on multiple projects and oversees research and the ICHP staff.
William F. Wieczorek, PhD, was the founder of ICHP and CHSR. A certified research administrator—and a nationally-recognized research scientist—Dr. Wieczorek served as director of CHSR at SUNY Buffalo State since 1997. Dr. Wieczorek remains involved in research projects with ICHP due to his status as a Professor Emeritus and long-standing expertise in health related research.
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