Our mission is to bridge research, practice and policy to improve community health and achieve equity.

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.

Food insecurity and schools during the pandemic

Food insecurity and schools during the pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has brought a number of challenges to schools, which were forced to close in the spring to help slow the spread of infection. One major challenge for schools was ensuring that students’ nutritional supplementation needs were met when they were not attending school in person. As schools across the country begin to […]

Brown School launches pandemic initiative

Brown School launches pandemic initiative
The Brown School is pleased to present our Foundations of Pandemic Preparedness & Response program. This five-part, 20-hour program provides a self-paced, online tool kit to help public health and social service professionals respond, mitigate, and prevent infectious disease outbreaks, focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic. The course is a foundational experience designed to build basic understanding and skills in: Epidemiology Surveillance […]

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Student Spotlight: Romario Smith

Learn more about Romario, a 2nd year MPH/MSW student working as a research assistant at the PRC. He is originally from Soweto, Namibia.

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