Chip's work with Wilder Research centers on conducting evaluation activities and demonstration projects for Wilder Foundation programming. Through the evaluation work, Foundation program staff are provided with data about the processes and impacts of their programming, which can be used to support quality improvement activities. Through the demonstration projects, new knowledge is generated about the effects of local adaptations to evidence-based practices being used with Foundation clients. Across both types of work, a particular point of emphasis is to ensure that Wilder Foundation programming is producing high quality outcomes across the diverse populations which these programs serve.
Chip has over 15 years of experience working within behavioral health care settings, major universities, nonprofits, and governmental agencies to develop and implement research and program evaluation projects which have focused on topics which have cut across the fields of psychology and public health. Recent projects include a Colorado Department of Education-funded project to implement a school-based behavioral health initiative to provide primary and secondary prevention services to students in grades K-12, and a SAMHSA-funded jail diversion program which was developed to divert mentally ill individuals into treatment options rather than into the criminal justice system. Areas of research experience and interest for Chip include: psychiatric treatment services, criminal justice, health psychology, psychophysiology, suicide prevention, and youth mentoring.
Chip received degrees in clinical psychology (PhD) and public health (MPH) from the University of South Florida, as well as a degree in social psychology (MS) from the University of Utah.