Connecting Research to Practice

We strive to connect the research we do with the people who work in the field. Check out all of our tools and resources.

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How to get this country moving

Greater efforts should be made to actively monitor physical activity as a risk factor in clinical practice, finds a new PRC study published in The Lancet.

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Building a Healthier Workplace: A Toolkit for Architects, Planners, Researchers and Decision Makers.

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The Prevention Research Center in St. Louis (PRC-StL) explores behaviors that place people at risk for chronic diseases such as obesity, cancer and diabetes. Center researchers conduct and share research on physical activity, policy, the built environment, and the translation of evidence into public health practice, while placing particular emphasis on vulnerable populations.

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The nameplate on Mary Adams’ desk proclaims her to be the “Chief Deliciousness Officer,” and few would contest that title. Adams plies the PRC with candy, cakes cookies, and the other tasty products of her longtime hobby as a baker extraordinaire.

“I try to give everyone a little bit of happiness,” she says.

When she’s not decorating cakes, Adams is the PRC’s Financial Manager, taking care of the funding details for millions of dollars in the center’s grant-funded projects, from the application process through the life of the project. Right now, there are 9 faculty with more than 15 projects, including some that involve other institutions.  So, she’s got plenty to do.


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See all of the exciting projects going on at the PRC.