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Prevention Science Institute

Improving lives through science and discovery


The Prevention Science Institute is a multidisciplinary research institute. 
We focus on understanding human development, preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective interventions in community settings.

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2023 Annual Report

Our annual report highlights ongoing research projects and training activities.

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February 21, 2024

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University of Oregon study finds kids may choose food based on gender stereotypes

The UO says this is the first eating behavior research to document desirability bias in kids, showing children change what they eat to avoid being viewed negatively by others.

January 25, 2024

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Nearly 1 in 10 Teenagers Have Turned to Pills for Weight Loss, Research Shows

Nichole Kelly, Evergreen Associate Professor and director of the Researching Eating and Nutrition to Enhance Wellness Lab at the University of Oregon College of Education, gives expert commentary.

January 15, 2024

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UO researchers to study the health effects of homelessness

As cities of all sizes struggle with rising homelessness, researchers at the University of Oregon are studying the link between stress and long-term health conditions among people without housing and how it drives health inequity.

November 27, 2023

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New way to improve school culture could replace suspensions

A new approach to classroom behavior that avoids suspensions and expulsions could be the latest tool for helping youngsters avoid a whole list of short- and long-term problems, including drug abuse. 





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