The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

Research Program

The UTPRC conducts innovative research projects to develop, evaluate, and implement effective prevention strategies in a range of areas centered on improving child and adolescent health and well-being in Texas. Projects include a broad spectrum of research approaches. Epidemiologic studies are conducted to better understand the determinants of health behaviors among youth, which inform the development of interventions. Rigorous randomized controlled trials are conducted to evaluate innovative interventions in areas such as sexual health, dating violence, chronic disease management, and cancer prevention and control. Dissemination projects are conducted to ensure the adoption and implementation of effective interventions in schools and youth-serving agencies. Lastly, community-wide campaigns are conducted to disseminate multiple prevention strategies to improve the health of youth in a given community.