Karen Glanz

Karen Glanz named Associate Director and Program Leader at the Abramson Cancer Center

Monday, November 26, 2018, Abramson Cancer Center director, Robert Vonderheide and deputy director, Katherine Nathanson announced the appointment of Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH as Associate Director for Community Engaged Research and Leader for the Cancer Control Program. “Dr. Glanz is the … Read more


Taking more than one precaution to prevent skin cancer

Compensation Behaviors and Skin Cancer Prevention American Journal of Preventive Medicine, EPub ahead of print, October 19, 2018 Amy Bleakley, DeAnn Lazovich, Amy B. Jordan, Karen Glanz   You’ve heard the message to wear sunscreen or wear protective clothing to … Read more


Linking a Child’s Environment to Obesity

There is a global childhood obesity epidemic and researchers in the United States are working toward solutions, including prevention. Compared to adults, there has been relatively little research linking a child’s environment to their weight. This report, published in The … Read more

Evaluating Healthy Vending Policies for Youth in Four Cities – Report Now Available

Evaluating Healthy Vending Policies for Youth in Four Cities Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH and her team recently conducted an evaluation of healthy vending policies and initiatives affecting youth in four cities: Chicago Parks District in Chicago, Illinois; Mecklenburg County, North … Read more


Coverage of Hawaii’s ban on certain sunscreens and the risks involved

Hawaii proposed and then passed a bill banning sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate in order to “preserve marine ecosystems.” PRC director and Penn professor, Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, co-authored an op-ed for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser titled, “Suncreens save lives, have … Read more


PIK Seminar on Health Disparities

On November 29, 2017, three of University of Pennsylvania’s distinguished professors presented their collaboration on Health Disparities in the second PIK seminar. Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) is a program where the hand-picked professors collaborate and “bring knowledge together across disciplines … Read more