Welcome to the website for the Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC). We are dedicated to improving the lives of Georgia residents by developing and testing innovative interventions, evaluating promising practices, and training practitioners on evidence-based practices to prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. We are located in Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Please take a moment to browse our website and learn more about the EPRC.
EPRC is excited by recent media attention for the Cherokee Nation Prevention Trial. National Institutes of Health highlighted the project twice in the past month, lauding it for addressing alcohol reduction and combining community-based and individual-level prevention strategies in American Indian and rural communities. Emory News Center also featured the project. We are honored and excited by these reports and hope that they will lead to greater efforts addressing health problems in underserved populations.
EPRC faculty investigated self-reported likelihood of allowing alternative tobacco products (ATPs) and marijuana use in the home among young adult students at Georgia colleges and universities. Correlates of Allowing Alternative Tobacco Product or Marijuana Use in the Homes of Young Adults found that ATPs and marijuana may undermine efforts to protect against environmental toxins in the home, thus warranting interventions targeting young adults.