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UCLA Center for Prevention Research

The UCLA Center for Prevention Research conducts prevention research that addresses the needs of children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. The Center is a partnership of the UCLA School of Public Health, the UCLA Department of Pediatrics, and a wide range of community partners. The Center is innovative in its approach to community service, partnering with ethnically and economically diverse communities in Los Angeles County to identify opportunities for the Center to provide technical support to community groups for program implementation and assessment. In addition, the Center has partnerships with the L.A. Unified School District, L.A. County Department of Health Services, and other local groups. 


  1. Address the needs of children, adolescents, young adults, and their families;
  2. Build empowering relationships with community partners in Los Angeles and beyond; and
  3. Directly benefit communities and/or transform local, state, and national policies.

Projects and Programs 

  •  Access and Utilization Study
  • Alcohol Advertising and Adolescents
  • Away from Home and Out of School
  • Children with HIV-Infected Parents
  • A Community-Academic Partnership to Improve Long-Term Follow-Up Care for Childhood Cancer Survivors
  • Drug Use, Social Context, and HIV Risk in Homeless Youth
  • Employment and Leave Among Parents of Newborn Infants with Special Health Care Needs
  • Healthy Living: A Community-Academic Partnership to Address Disparities in Obesity Among Youth
  • Healthy Passages: A Community-Based Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
  • Paid Family Leave Insurance Program
  • Parental Perspectives on Transitioning
  • Parents' Views on the Redesign of Well-Child Care for Young Children
  • Project CHOICE: A Brief Voluntary Alcohol and Drug Intervention for Middle School Youth
  • Social Context of Smoking in Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • Talking Parents, Healthy Teens
  • Transitioning Adolescent and Young Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors to Adult Health Care
  • Understanding Motivators and Barriers for Changing Sugar Sweetened Beverage Intake
  • Understanding Sex Education Programming in Schools
Center Contact: 

For more information about the UCLA/RAND Prevention Research Center, contact

UCLA/RAND Prevention Research Center
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
650 Charles Young Drive South, Room A2-125 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6900
Phone: (310) 794-3569
Fax: (310) 206-3566  
E-mail: Center Project Director, Burt Cowgill, PhD,

UCLA Center for Prevention Research in Action