Children/Adolescents

Tobacco Taxes Help Tackle Smoking Addiction: Cheryl Bettigole, MD

In a recent Philadelphia Inquirer Commentary,  Cheryl Bettigole, MD, UPenn PRC Community Advisory Board member and Director of the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, advocates broadening the tobacco tax increase adopted by the … Read more


One Year After Disneyland: Buttenheim & Asch on Leveraging Behavioral Insights to Promote Vaccine Acceptance

In a JAMA Pediatrics Viewpoint, UPenn PRC Researchers Alison Buttenheim, PhD, and David Asch, MD, look at the 2014 Disney measles outbreak and what it showed about the effect of vaccination refusal on disease risk. Since the outbreak, parents continue … Read more


USDA Announces $3.8 Million in Grants and Additional $7 Million Available for Critical Research to Prevent Childhood Obesity

        The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking research grant funding applications for projects that focus on the “… societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in the … Read more


MyDiaText: Text Messaging for Youth With Diabetes

  A UPenn PRC Sponsored Seminar Join us for a look into the development and success of MyDiaText, an interdisciplinary SMS texting project developed by students and faculty from the University of Pennsylvania and clinicians from the Diabetes Center for … Read more