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Learn More: In Their Own Words
Learn More: The Healthy Weigh Study
Learn More: Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness
Learn More: Economic Impact of Clinical Trials for Childhood Cancers
Learn More: Penn Hosts National PRC Network Meeting
Learn More: Philadelphia Health Leadership Institute
Learn More: Skin Cancer Prevention
Learn More: Penn Hosts National PRC Network Meeting
Learn More: The Healthy Weigh Study
Learn More: Self-management Education for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Learn More: The Prostate Cancer Evidence Academy
Learn More: About the CDC's PRC Progam
Learn More: Penn Hosts National PRC Network Meeting

Welcome from the Directors

The UPenn PRC is a catalyst for research in chronic disease prevention and a leader in advancing the science and practice of prevention research. Along with our ongoing studies in cancer prevention, cognitive health, and new strategies for weight loss, we’re researching adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancers, the economic impact of clinical trials, and a Penn-community partnership, the Philadelphia Health Leadership Institute.  We invite you to learn more about these projects and our dedicated investigators and staff on this website.

– Karen Glanz & Kevin Volpp

Q & A Spotlight

  • What are the goals of your research?
    I am a social epidemiologist by training; much of my work is focused on urban health disparities. I am very interested in how health is affected by where we live, so I am intrigued by such questions as “Why do certain neighborhoods have much higher rates of infant mortality than others just a few miles away?” These topics not only interest me in an epidemiological sense, but also in an equity sense: why do such disparities exist in a country, such as the US, that has such a great amount of wealth and resources?  The overarching theme of my work is to investigate how our material conditions impact our well-being.

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