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About the Center

The Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (the Center) is a growing and dynamic mission-driven organization directed by Dr. David Gustafson. Focused on improving health and quality of life through organizational and individual change projects and research, the Center consists of two primary initiatives:

  • NIATx (Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment) is dedicated to improving the quality of addiction and mental health services.
  • CHESS (Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System) is focused on helping individuals with chronic or life-threatening illnesses improve their quality of life through Web-based support or other kinds of technology.