Welcome to the Prevention Science Institute

PSIThe Prevention Science Institute (PSI) at the University of Oregon is a multi-disciplinary institute focused on understanding human development, preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective interventions in community settings.  The PSI evolved from the Child and Family Center, which remains as a Center within the PSI. The core mission of the PSI is to improve the lives and wellbeing of at-risk children, individuals, and families throughout the lifespan.  The PSI is a research institute designed for collaboration between faculty across disciplines, including psychology, social and affective neuroscience, development, education, and others who are interested in prevention. 


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