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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.

2022 Annual Report

Our annual report highlights ongoing research projects and training activities.

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Prevention Science Institute News

New methods tripled COVID-19 testing in Latinx communities
Using newly developed and culturally informed methods, a UO team was able to more than triple the number of Latinx people getting tested for COVID-19, according to a recently published research paper.

Innovation for Managing Future Epidemics
Improving air quality, health screenings, and public health messaging—research performed at the UO points to better strategies for managing future epidemics.

UO experts offer mental health tips for 2022 wellness
Research has shown that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an uptick in depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health conditions. In a recent poll conducted by USA Today and Suffolk University, the vast majority of respondents reported feeling like the country is experiencing a mental health crisis.

New report looks at anti-Black racism during adolescence
A trio of UO faculty members are part of a group that just released a new report on anti-Black racism and inequity during adolescence.