The Prevention Research Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, established in 1998, promotes safe and healthy futures through prevention research. We work in partnership with local and state health departments, community organizations, and health care providers to develop sustainable strategies for disease prevention and health promotion for families and communities.

Our research encompasses a range of public health topics including violence prevention, sexual health, drug and alcohol use, physical activity, healthy eating, and maternal child health. Our research builds on the principles and theories of positive youth development, youth empowerment, resiliency, and community empowerment.

Our team has expertise in: Community Assessments, Program and Curricula, Data Analysis, Program Evaluation, Training and Mentoring, and Communications and Dissemination.