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Prevention Science


Mailing Address: 
CPHS Prevention Science
5251 University of Oregon

We are pleased to offer three new graduate degrees in Prevention Science! Enrollment for the Ph.D., M.S., and M.Ed. in Prevention Science begins in Fall 2016. Applications for the ALL programs are now being accepted.

Want to learn more about our new PhD, MS, and MEd degrees Prevention Science?  Come join us in an informational session on Friday January 22nd, 2:00 to 3:00 PM PST in the Lokey Ed building room 115.  No need to RSVP; anyone interested is welcome to attend.  If you’re not in the Eugene/Springfield area, you can attend the session virtually and message your questions to the current and incoming program directors.    We hope you join us! Please click here to attend.

Students will be trained in: 

  • risk and protective factors 
  • lifespan development 
  • biobehavioral health 
  • intervention design and evaluation 
  • dissemination and implementation science 
  • multicultural and global contexts

The programs have a specific emphasis on understanding and helping under-served individuals and families in the US and globally.

Faculty research is focused on topics in the field of prevention science, including: 
  • child maltreatment 
  • interpersonal violence 
  • risk behaviors: delinquency, substance use, sexual behavior 
  •  self regulation 
  • mental health 
  • health disparities and health promotion 
  • developmental disabilities 
  • academic achievement and career development 
  • obesity, eating behaviors, and physical activity  

We partner with the UO’s Prevention Science Institute to provide students with opportunities to gain experience conducting basic, applied, or translational research.