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Innovative. Collaborative. Impactful.

We use science to build a healthier and just world for individuals, families, and communities. We believe in promoting human flourishing and preventing problems that cause human suffering.

Innovative. Collaborative. Impactful.

We use science to build a healthier and just world for individuals, families, and communities. We believe in promoting human flourishing and preventing problems that cause human suffering.

FOCUS AREA

Foundational Science

Because changing behaviors requires a full understanding of their etiology, we take a contemporary, interdisciplinary approach to investigating risk, protection, and biological underpinnings of human health and behavior.

FOCUS AREA

Foundational Science

Because changing behaviors requires a full understanding of their etiology, we take a contemporary, interdisciplinary approach to investigating risk, protection, and biological underpinnings of human health and behavior.

FOCUS AREA

Promoting Human Flourishing

We develop, implement, and evaluate interventions focused on promoting human flourishing – in terms of mindfulness, compassion, and resilience – in the service of supporting educational communities.

FOCUS AREA

Promoting Human Flourishing

We develop, implement, and evaluate interventions focused on promoting human flourishing – in terms of mindfulness, compassion, and resilience – in the service of supporting educational communities.

FOCUS AREA

Developing and Testing Innovative Interventions

We develop and revitalize innovative and evidence-based interventions to maximize the relevance, reach, and impact in the everyday lives of individuals.

FOCUS AREA

Developing and Testing Innovative Interventions

We develop and revitalize innovative and evidence-based interventions to maximize the relevance, reach, and impact in the everyday lives of individuals.

FOCUS AREA

Implementing and Evaluating Evidence-based Programs

We support and investigate the conditions and processes necessary for the scale-up and dissemination and implementation of evidence-based programs to benefit individuals, families, and communities.

FOCUS AREA

Implementing and Evaluating Evidence-based Programs

We support and investigate the conditions and processes necessary for the scale-up and dissemination and implementation of evidence-based programs to benefit individuals, families, and communities.

FOCUS AREA

Informing Policy and the Public

We communicate with key audiences to shape public understanding and policies at the federal, state, and local levels, for improved public health.

FOCUS AREA

Informing Policy and the Public

We communicate with key audiences to shape public understanding and policies at the federal, state, and local levels, for improved public health.

FOCUS AREA

Training the Next Generation of Prevention Scientists

We have a long-standing tradition of mentoring and training graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, with many going on to lead prominent prevention research centers, excelling in their careers, and carrying on the tradition by mentoring others.

FOCUS AREA

Training the Next Generation of Prevention Scientists

We have a long-standing tradition of mentoring and training graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, with many going on to lead prominent prevention research centers, excelling in their careers, and carrying on the tradition by mentoring others.

We “Do”
Prevention Science.

The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center has been leading the field of prevention science since 1998, using research to create programs and inform policies that promote the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

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We “Do”
Prevention Science.

The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center has been leading the field of prevention science since 1998, using research to create programs and inform policies that promote the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

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Recent News

Catch up on the latest prevention science news from the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center.

Transforming science and practice through partnerships

“The PRC is a world leader in prevention science, its faculty are internationally known for their cutting-edge research on the prevention of health problems. Our students and faculty routinely access articles, briefings and trainings led by PRC faculty.”

Prevention Science Institute, University of Oregon

Transforming science and practice through partnerships

“The PRC is a world leader in prevention science, its faculty are internationally known for their cutting-edge research on the prevention of health problems. Our students and faculty routinely access articles, briefings and trainings led by PRC faculty.”

Prevention Science Institute, University of Oregon

Our Team

We are a diverse group of researchers and research support specialists passionate about the work we do in prevention to improve the lives of children and families across the life span.

Our Team

We are a diverse group of researchers and research support specialists passionate about the work we do in prevention to improve the lives of children and families across the life span.

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