Social Research Center

Prevention Science

Scientists at the SRC engage in a multidisciplinary program of prevention research that includes the study of the behavioral mechanisms underlying drug and alcohol abuse, methodology for conducting preventive trials, the causes and prevention of aggressive behavior, and the cross-cultural contributions to risk and protective factors. These studies seek to advance the science-base of prevention science through empirical research that utilizes a community based participatory research model. Involving the communities in which we live and work in the science of prevention will insure that the programs are sustained long after the researchers are gone. Utilizing the community based participatory research approach in our prevention science models is an indication of our scientific commitment to social responsibility.

FRI scientists currently working within this field include the following:

Lead Scientists Thomas E. Hanlon, Ph.D.
Collaborating Scientists Steven B. Carswell, Ph.D.
Shannon Gwin Mitchell, Ph.D.