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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

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

Article by Glanz and her team receives honor from major nutrition journal

UPenn PRC Director Karen Glanz, MPH, PhD and her co-authors received the 2019 High-Impact Award from the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) for a highly cited paper published in 2016. The publication focuses on synthesizing the evidence about … Read more


A call for answers for the ‘Three Identical Strangers’

UPenn PRC Director, Karen Glanz, MPH, PhD and Holly Fernandez Lynch of Penn’s Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy , shine a light on the responsibilities of the research ethics community when it comes to deceptive experiments like the … Read more