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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, violence, and problems of aging.

Prevention Research Center Team
Mindfulness Project
Doug Coatsworth, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and his team at the Prevention Research Center

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.

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