Internal Advisory Board member Charles Branas, PhD., was part of a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania that was the first to develop a study about the effects of building remediation on crime and violence in surrounding areas. The study began after Philadelphia required building owners to renew the outside of their buildings in 2011.
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.
– Karen Glanz & Kevin Volpp