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Prevention Science

Location

Mailing Address: 
CPHS Prevention Science
5251 University of Oregon
Eugene
OR
97403-5251

Historic Knight gift will expand graduate opportunities

A recently announced gift of $500M from Phil and Penny Knight will help fund an additional 250 PhD students as part of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. Read more in Around the O.


The next Information Session for the Prevention Science programs will be on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 from 2:00-3:00 pm PDT in Hedco 240. Not able to attend in person? Use https://bluejeans.com/876388766 to join the meeting online. For further instruction, please click here.

We are pleased to offer three graduate degrees in Prevention Science! Applications for the Ph.D., M.S., and M.Ed. in Prevention Science are accepted every Fall/Winter. Please visit the individual program webpages for application dates and deadlines.

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.

You may download our Prevention Science brochure here.

Our students were featured in the Oregon Quarterly! Check out the article.