PRC Researchers in the News

Testing General Versus Specific Behavioral Focus in Messaging for the Promotion of Sun Protection Behaviors

The latest paper from the Skin Cancer Communication Project was published online in the October 2019 issue of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine journal. Skin cancer prevention practices aim to reduce exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation that  causes skin … Read more


CDC features the findings of Penn’s Skin Cancer Communication Project

The CDC recently released their 5th annual Skin Cancer Prevention Progress Report. The report features findings, highlights, and success stories from their community of partners since the 2018 report. Page 9 of the document contains a full page summary of … Read more

The Definition of Health

In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) describes health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Jason Karlawish, principal investigator of the UPenn PRC Cognitive Aging Communication Project and … Read more

AUDIO: Cutting down on Food Waste

LISTEN: On Thursday, June 6, 2019, UPenn PRC director Karen Glanz participated in a discussion on Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, Penn's Sirius XM station, on the FDA's attempts to make best by dates less confusing for consumers … Read more

Abramson Cancer Center Population Science Research Seminar Series

The Population Science Research Seminar Series is designed to offer state-of-the-art knowledge on advances in oncological research and care, including new clinical and laboratory investigations, techniques, and practices, as well as to facilitate new initiatives in translational and clinical research … Read more


Research Day 2019

Here are some highlights from Research Day on March 21, 2019. A joint project of the DBEI and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Penn. Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH started off the day with her Featured Faculty Talk, … Read more