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.


PROJECT TITLE: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Incentives Vs. Environmental Strategies for Weight Loss
PROJECT DATES: 2014 – 2019
Principal Investigators: Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH and Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD





PROJECT TITLE: Reducing UV Exposure to Prevent Skin Cancer: Message Development and Testing (SIP 14-018)
PROJECT DATES: 2014 – 2017
Principal Investigators: Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH and Amy Jordan, PhD





PROJECT TITLE: Public Health Communications: Culturally Relevant Messages and Strategies to Promote Awareness about Dementia (SIP 14-003)
PROJECT DATES: 2014 – 2016
Principal Investigators: Amy Jordan, PhD and Jason Karlawish, MD





PROJECT TITLE: Building Local Community Health Leadership for Action on Preventing Chronic Disease (SIP #15-006)
PROJECT DATES: 2015 – 2017
Principal Investigators: Frances Barg, PhD, MEd





PROJECT TITLE: Integrating Self-Management Education with Cancer Survivorship Care (SIP #15-001)
PROJECT DATES: 2015-2018
Principal Investigators: Christine Hill-Kayser, MD and Lisa Schwartz, PhD





PROJECT TITLE: Economic Impact of Clinical Trials Among Children Diagnosed with Cancer (SIP 15-002)
PROJECT DATES: 2015 – 2017
Principal Investigators: Marilyn Schapira, MD, MPH