College Research Centers

Center for Childhood Obesity Research
The conduct of research to provide the evidence base to develop successful childhood obesity prevention and treatment programs. A primary focus is on programs that prevent the development of obesity during the first years of life.
Center for Health Care and Policy Research
Dennis Scanlon, Director
The mission of the Center for Health Care Policy and Research is to create and disseminate new scientific knowledge that will help private and public decision-makers to develop cost-effective services and programs that improve people's health.
Clinical Research Center
Facilitating the transfer of basic medical knowledge to the clinical arena, to elucidate pathogenic mechanisms of disease, and to develop strategies for health promotion and disease prevention.
Center for Healthy Aging
Martin Sliwinski, Director
Striving to carry out research, instruction, and community-service programs of the highest quality and to make those resources available to the Commonwealth and the nation.
Methodology Center
Linda M. Collins, Director
The Methodology Center is an interdisciplinary research center that conducts original research on issues in statistics, research design, and measurement emerging in the prevention and treatment of problem behaviors, particularly drug abuse. The center also applies the new methods developed in empirical research and disseminates new methods to prevention and treatment scientists.
Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
Stephanie Lanza, Director
Promoting the well-being of children and youth and to reduce the prevalence of high-risk behaviors and poor outcomes in children, families and communities.