Who We Are

The Prevention Research Center at The Ohio State University's College of Public Health was created in 2009 by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The center is supported by a center director, two senior public health researchers, a nutrition specialist, an interdisciplinary network of faculty, and an advisory council representing neighborhood and health organizations.

The Ohio State PRC is one of 37 Prevention Research Centers at academic research institutions across the country.  Each center is based at either a school of public health or a medical school that has a preventive medicine residency program. The centers are committed to conducting prevention research and are leaders in translating research results into policy and public health practice. These centers have rich capacity for the community-based, participatory prevention research needed to drive the major community changes that can prevent and control chronic diseases.  Read more about the national PRC program at: http://www.cdc.gov/prc/index.htm

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