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About us

We are well positioned to address chronic inflammation and the disease it causes, based on 12 years of academic research and the only scientifically validated products of their kind in the world.

At this point, physicians and other healthcare providers do not currently have a tool, and typically not the specialized training required, to provide meaningful, evidence-based, and actionable dietary advice to patients on how to reduce the burden of chronic inflammation. It is with this in mind that Dr. James Hébert, Director of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program, and his team based at the University of South Carolina in Columbia have spent considerable effort developing the Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII®) Connecting Health Innovations LLC (CHI) is working to commercialize a variety of innovative products and services that help medical professionals screen for and manage patients at risk of diseases caused by chronic inflammation. Other products will be focused on helping to educate consumers and start to familiarize them with the DII® scale.



Connecting Health Innovations (CHI) is a South Carolina LLC, founded in 2013 as a spinoff from the University of South Carolina and based on the Dietary Inflammation Index (DII®), created by Dr. James Hébert. We will accomplish this by introducing a variety of innovative, targeted products and services, including the IMAGINE™ counseling program, our DII-on-Demand™ web-based evaluation tool and the DII® Screener™ mobile app. By partnering with other forward thinking organizations and creating meaningful relationships with others, we seek to reduce a $500B health problem through better diet management!


Our Mission:

Encourage, develop and disseminate evidence-based innovations that improve the public’s health and bridge between systems and individual-level change.

Our Focus:

Leveraging our Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII®)-related products and services to combat the growing epidemic of inflammation-related chronic illness that result from poor dietary choices, physical inactivity, and obesity.