David Fine, President and CEO

CHI Institute for Research and Innovation (CIRI)
198 Inverness Drive West
Englewood, Colorado  80112  


About 46 million people – or nearly 15 percent of the U.S. population – live within a 60-mile radius of a CHI hospital. 


  • Location: Englewood, CO
  • Year established: 2007
  • Active studies: 350+ per year across the CIRI research network. CIRI and regional leadership collaborate to support and optimize research at the local / regional level and to develop concepts for cross-regional and national studies.
  • Website: chiresearch.org


Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)



The mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities. The vision of the CHI Institute for Research and Innovation is to create a national enterprise to pioneer the advancement and integration of research and innovation throughout the CHI System. To learn more, visit chiresearch.org.


Top 3 Funders


  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research 
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute  

Research Facilities

CIRI is involved in research conducted across a number of CIRI research communities, each offering unique populations, characteristics and capabilities.

  • CHI St. Vincent Health System (AR)
  • Mercy Medical Center Des Moines (IA)
  • KentuckyOne Health (KY)
  • CHI Health (NE)
  • CHI Memorial (TN)
  • CHI St. Luke’s Health (TX)
  • CHI Franciscan Health (WA)

Joint Operating Agreements

  • Penrose – St. Francis Health (Colorado Springs, CO) (Translational research only)
  • TriHealth (Cincinnati, OH) (Oncology research only)