TABLE 12-1 Prevention Research Centers


NIDA Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Centers (TPRCs)


Prevention Research Center for Families in Stress, Arizona State University: Focused on interventions with children at risk for developing mental health problems because of exposure to high-stress situations, such as parental divorce or death.

Duke University TPRC: Focused on the role of peer networks in prevention research.

Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation: Focused on basic and applied research leading to the development of effective prevention programs to reduce alcohol abuse and related problems, with an emphasis on environmental approaches.

Drug Abuse Prevention During Developmental Transitions, Rutgers University: Focused on how individuals transitioning developmental phases acquire and integrate information about substance use into their behavior and how that knowledge can be applied to the design of preventive interventions.

Center for Prevention and Early Intervention, Johns Hopkins University Collaboration: A collaborative focused on interventions to reduce aggressive/disruptive behavior in children through elementary school-based interventions.

Youth Alcohol Prevention Center, Boston University School of Public Health: Focused on alcohol-related problems among young people.

Pathways Home: Reducing Risk in the Child Welfare System, Oregon Social Learning Center: Focused on developing effective and feasible parenting interventions for children and their families in the child welfare system.

Prevention Programs for Rural African American Families, University of Georgia: Focused on the implementation of interventions with rural African American families.

USC Transdisciplinary Drug Abuse PRC, University of Southern California: Focused on the application of research on memory, implicit cognition, and network analysis theory to the design of prevention interventions.



Drug Abuse Prevention: A Life Course Perspective, University of Kentucky: Focused on the role of novelty/sensation-seeking behavior in the onset and trajectory of drug abuse and applying this information in the tailoring of prevention efforts.


NOTES: NIAAA = National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIDA = National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIMH = National Institute of Mental Health.

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