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, PhD, MPH

UPenn PRC director

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH
Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH

UPenn PRC Director

Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD
Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

UPenn PRC Director

Affiliated Faculty

Frances Barg, PhD, MEd
Frances Barg, PhD, MEd

Principal Investigator, Advisor

Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA
Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA

Evaluation Core Co-Lead

Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, ScM
Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, ScM

Community Engagement Core Co-Lead

David Grande, MD, MPA
David Grande, MD, MPA

Community Engagement Core Co-Lead

John Holmes, PhD
John Holmes, PhD

Evaluation Core Co-lead

Jason Karlawish, MD
Jason Karlawish, MD

Cognitive Aging & Brain Health

Heather Klusaritz, PhD, MSW
Heather Klusaritz, PhD, MSW

Co-Investigator

Marilyn Schapira, MD, MPH
Marilyn Schapira, MD, MPH

Co-Investigator

Andrew Strasser, PhD
Andrew Strasser, PhD

Co-Investigator

Douglas Wiebe, PhD
Douglas Wiebe, PhD

Training Core Lead