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Who We Are

The Prevention Research Center was established in 2014 as a campuswide, trans-disciplinary center committed to studying the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective and sustainable intervention programs that promote individual and family health and wellness throughout the lifespan. The center programs also aim to reduce the risk for problems such as substance misuse, physical and mental health issues, and violence.

Dave MacPhee, Christine Fruhauff, Debbie Fidler, Nate Riggs stand and smile outside in summer
Two women stand in front of wall with colorful circles in background.
Ram Scholars participant and researcher walk together in the CSU trial gardens

Our Four Divisions

Healthy Schools Division
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Division
Healthy Aging Division
Community-University Partnership Division

What is Prevention Science?

Prevention science focuses on the development of evidence-based strategies that reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities.

Read the National Prevention Science Coalition’s full prevention science statement.

Prevention Research Center News