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.
Reliability of streetscape audits comparing on-street and online observations: MAPS-Global in 5 countries (Links to an external site)
Different Responses to COVID-19 in Four US States: Washington, New York, Missouri, and Alabama (Links to an external site)
Patterns and correlates of mis-implementation in state chronic disease public health practice in the United States (Links to an external site)
McDonnell Academy Supports COVID-19-Related Research (Links to an external site)
Student Spotlight: Romario Smith
Hometown: Soweto, Namibia
Undergraduate school and degree: St. Olaf College, Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Brown School program: MPH/MSW
Anticipated graduation: December 2020
Three things you have with you at all times: Nailclipper, floss, and driver’s license
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