The University of Texas Prevention Research Center


Who We Are

The University of Texas Prevention Research Center (UTPRC) brings together accomplished researchers and dedicated community leaders to achieve a common goal: improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents across Texas.

What We Do

We are dedicated to preventing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Our core research focuses on mobilizing community partnerships for effective sexual health education in Houston middle schools.

News and Events

  • 7th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course

    Save the Date! The 7th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course will be June 9 – 11, 2015. More information to come soon!

  • STD Infections on the Rise

    Our very own Dr. Susan Tortolero Emery is quoted in this SUNNY 99.1 article about the rising number of STD infections.

  • A recent interview with Dr. Peskin on dating violence

    Watch Dr. Melissa Peskin on Fox26 News as she discusses “It’s Your Game” and how it’s working to reduce teen dating violence.

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