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
Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

Affiliated Faculty and Research Project Leaders

Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA
Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD
David Grande, MD, MPA
Christine Hill-Kayser, MD
John Holmes, PhD
Frances Barg, PhD, MEd
Jason Karlawish, MD
Jason Karlawish, MD
Heather Klusaritz, PhD, MSW
Marilyn Schapira, MD, MPH
Pamela Shaw, PhD
Andrew Strasser, PhD
Douglas Wiebe, PhD

Staff and Project Coordinators

Jade Avelis, PhD, MA, Senior Research Coordinator
Claudia Caponi, Program Coordinator
Annie Chung, Senior Research Coordinator
Yolande, Goncalves, MPH Research Coordinator
Betsy Kaage, Communication Coordinator
Pui (Flora) Kwong, MPH Statistical Analyst