The University of Pennsylvania Prevention Research Center

The UPenn PRC, directed by Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH and Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, will strengthen public and private sector community partnerships; improve understanding of how behavioral economics and public health strategies can reduce health risks and improve health in social-environmental contexts; and extend collaborative training, education, and communication in high-risk and underserved populations in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

In addition, the PRC will conduct a workplace weight loss study to evaluate environmental change strategies and incentives for decreasing obesity and preventing cardiovascular disease in employees of the City of Philadelphia, Independence Blue Cross, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

The PRC team is dedicated to promoting well-being, health equity, research translation, and development, and evaluation of population-based and sustainable community health and clinical interventions.  Faculty members from the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Annenberg Public Policy Center, The Wharton School and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are among the leadership of the new Center.

Special Interest Projects (SIPs) are available only to PRCs and are awarded annually for varying topics and programs at CDC with varying levels and periods of funding. These projects can be collaborations with other universities and community partners.

To read about the current SIPs, click here.

For additional information, please visit the UPenn PRC website.

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Number: U48DP005053

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