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Learn More: In Their Own Words
Learn More: The Healthy Weigh Study
Social Media and Hepatitis B Awareness
Learn More: Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness
Learn More: Accelerating Policies & Research in the Food Environment
Learn More: Research Methods at the UPenn PRC
Learn More: Economic Impact of Clinical Trials for Childhood Cancers
Learn More: Penn Hosts National PRC Network Meeting
Learn More: Student Public Health Pitch Competition
Learn More: Philadelphia Health Leadership Institute
Learn More: Skin Cancer Prevention
Learn More: The Healthy Weigh Study
Learn More: Self-management Education for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Learn More: About the CDC's PRC Progam

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

  • How do you bridge the gap between academia and community involvement?
    The primary conflict is that the priorities of organizations which fund research don't always align with those of the community. For instance, Philadelphians identify violence, housing insecurity, and joblessness as the main issues they face; however, the opportunities to effect change in those areas are limited by the funds available. I'm hoping the PRC can help bridge this gap by using mixed-methods approaches that better involve residents in the research process.

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