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Center for Prevention Research

Addressing the Prevention of Chronic Disease and Related Health Disparities

The Center for Prevention Research at TSU was established by Dr. Baqar Husaini in 1976. The Center is funded primarily by external grants from federal, state and local agencies, and is part of the College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Sciences.

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at TSU and other universities work with the Center through various research projects and collaborative arrangements.

The Center continues to develop a long-standing and active relationship with the local community including African Americans, Hispanics and other underserved communities in addressing their health-related needs.

The Center represents a strong asset for TSU as a thriving hub of research activity and research training for faculty and students.

The Goals of the Center are to:

1.    Conduct community-based, behavioral and health services research aimed at improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities.

2.    Develop and maintain collaborations with researchers at other academic institutions and with community partners.

3.    Disseminate research findings to the scientific community, decision-makers, community-based organizations, and the general public to inform policy and practice.

4.    Provide mentoring, technical assistance, secondary databases, and other resources to faculty researchers.

5. Train undergraduate and graduate student research assistants in conducting health-related research. 

Class 1

Class II

Center Student SPSS Seminar led by Van Cain (from left to right, Darnell Towns, Kayla Vaughn, Van Cain, Shari Scott and Maya Foster)

Maya & Julie

Student Presentation (from left to right, Maya Foster and Julie Vu)

Check out our healthy eating rap!

Students and camp counselors in the Youth Empowerment Program Summer Nutrition Camp made a rap about eating healthy on an Ashton Martin Music beat.  The Center for Prevention Research sponsors this program.


YEP Students in University Greenhouse

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