Chudley Werch

Hi, I'm Dr. Chudley Edward Werch, PhD, President and Founder of Brief Programs for Health.


Dr. Chudley Edward Werch, PhD is a recognized national authority at creatively applying scientific and theoretical knowledge of human behavior to advance the development and evaluation of innovative evidence-based interventions, products, and services shown to improve the health, fitness and positive development of adolescents and young adults throughout the US and overseas. 

Dr. Chudley Werch is the developer of the Behavior-Image Model (BIM).  BIM is a conceptual framework for planning positive image-based multiple behavior interventions and coaching programs for youth.  BIM has been applied to develop a number of innovative, evidence-based multiple behaivor programs shown to prevent and reduce substance abuse while increasing healthy habits, positive self-image and goal setting skills of adolescents and young adults. 

Dr. Werch is also the developer of SPORT and InShape brief motivational interventions that link substance abuse prevention with health and fitness promotion in easy to use single session programs.  Both of these nationally recognized brief interventions are listed on the federal government's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), and as evidence-based programs by Blueprints for Violence Prevention.

Dr. Werch also developed the new Motivational Coaching Program (MCP).  MCP provides adolescents with one-on-one interactive and personalized motivational sessions based on the innovative and evidence-based positive image multiple behavior model BIM. 

Dr. Chudley Edward Werch is interested in designing and managing science-based and theory-driven health and prevention projects, and solving problems that lead to more cost-effective and easy to use programs and materials for professionals and parents concerned about the well-being and positive development of young people.

Dr. Werch is also keen on directing innovative research projects, and teaching others about research methods and health behavior.

Dr. Werch has dedicated his professional life to the application of research methods for improving childhood, adolescent, and young adult health, wellness and quality of life, while preventing chronic disease, injury and premature mortality.

Dr. Chudley Edward Werch, PhD lives in Jacksonville, Florida where he enjoys his family, including his three children and wife, walking on the beach, and hiking in nature throughout northeast Florida. 

 

 

Chudley Werch's Background

Chudley Werch's Experience

President at Brief Programs for Health

January 2006 | Jacksonville, Florida

Dr. Chudley Edward Werch is founder, owner and Research Director of Brief Programs for Health.

Visiting Scientist at Mayo Clinic

January 2001 - May 2012 | Jacksonville, Florida

Dr. Chudley Edward Werch was a Visiting Scientist at Mayo Clinic for 11 years, where he collaborated on research projects in addictive behaviors.

Professor at University of Florida

August 2004 - August 2010 | Jacksonville, Florida

Dr. Chudley Edward Werch was a Professor at the University of Florida where he conducted substance abuse prevention and health research among vulnerable youth and young adults.

Distinguished Professor at University of North Florida

August 1989 - August 2004 | Jacksonville, Florida

Dr. Chudley Edward Werch as a Distinguished Professor at the University of North Florida where he conducted prevention and health research among at-risk youth and taught courses on public health, prevention, and research.

Associate Professor at University of Arkansas

August 1983 - August 1989 | Fayetteville, Arkansas

Dr. Chudley Edward Werch was an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas where he conducted substance abuse prevention and health research and taught courses in public health, prevention, and research.

Chudley Werch's Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison

1980 – 1983

PhD

Concentration: Health Education/Educational Psychology

Activities: Dr. Chudley Edward Werch conducted a dissertation at UW which evaluated an alcohol abuse intervention for adults.


Chudley Werch's Interests & Activities

Dr. Werch likes to travel with his family, which includes his wife and three children. Dr. Werch is an avid exercise enthusiast, and loves to walk and hike in nature. He enjoys sharing a good meal and a glass of wine with friends and family. Dr. Werch is dedicated to helping those less fortunate and in need of life's basic necessities.