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Office of Health Promotion Research



The mission of the Office of Health Promotion Research is to further knowledge and understanding of health promotion and disease prevention through the development of theory-based rigorously controlled research in health education and health promotion.

Our research program is focused on five important areas at this time: tobacco control through smoking prevention and smoking cessation, the promotion and surveillance of effective breast cancer screening, AIDS prevention, diabetes prevention, and reducing alcohol use by youth. These research projects grew out of earlier ones which we have carried out since the early 1980s.

Sprague Research Addresses Decline in Hormone Replacement Therapy Use (12/12/2012)

Berta M. Geller among four distinguished faculty members named as University Scholars for 2011-2012

The U.S. Surgeon General published a new Report on Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults in February 2012. Cheryl Perry was the lead editor, assisted by many other prominent names in the tobacco control sciences. This 900+ page review of evidence can be downloaded at the link below.

Papers by our group on smoking prevention from the 1990s until recent years were strongly represented in the intervention chapter. A total of nine papers with first authors Flynn, Solomon, and Worden were cited 28 times in text and tables. The value placed on our work by authors of this review is a tribute to its high quality and continued relevance to advancement of public health.

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