Faculty Spotlight

Nine years ago, Peg Allen joined the Brown School to learn additional research skills while a doctoral student at the Prevention Research Center. Fascinated with the PRC’s applied research projects with state and local health departments, she stayed on to contribute and continue to learn on the job.

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Faculty Spotlight

Rachel Tabak’s research is focused on helping families become healthier through better eating and physical activity, with a central goal of preventing obesity.

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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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New Toolkit

Check out our new resource! 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. The PRC-STL is a joint effort between Washington University and Saint Louis University.

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What Policymakers, Advocates Look for in Research

“Studies such as ours are important for developing and tailoring knowledge translation strategies for policy maker and advocates."

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Allison Poehler

"I was studying algae for biofuel applications and working with epidemiologists...I was more curious about public health problems than I was about algae, so I switched career paths."

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Recent Publications

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