Chronic Disease Prevention

About the UPenn PRC

Q & A

What are the challenges in creating messages that persuade people to take up healthy behaviors?

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH: The key is to ultimately get people to embrace the idea that changing their behavior is something they want to do. If you scare them or pressure them into changing, it usually will not lead to a lasting change, so the central challenge is to help them see the benefits that are associated with that particular change in behavior.

Tools to promote protection from harmful UV rays and reduce skin cancer risk

Insight into why young women indoor tan and tools to help them quit

Environmental Strategies for Losing Weight

Using Wireless Scales in Weight Loss Research

Call for Proposals – Connecting Penn Research to Communities

The Community Engagement and Research (CEAR) Core of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) at the University of Pennsylvania is sponsoring a pilot grant program to fund small-scale and developmental research with public and community health...

The UPenn PRC is a catalyst for research in chronic disease prevention and a leader in advancing the science and practice of prevention research. Along with our ongoing studies in cancer prevention, cognitive health, and new strategies for weight loss, we’re researching adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancers, the economic impact of clinical trials, and a Penn-community partnership, the Philadelphia Health Leadership Institute. We invite you to learn more about these projects and our dedicated investigators and staff on this website.

Contact us

15 + 7 =