Washington University Prevention Research Center in St. Louis

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Core Research Project

Project Title: Local-Level Implementation of Evidence-Based Policies to Address Obesity Disparities
Description: The Washington University Prevention Research Center in St. Louis will address the implementation of evidence-based policies addressing obesity and health disparities at the local level. The specific aims of the project are: 1) describe prevalence and contextual determinants of obesity evidence-based practices (EBPs); 2) test a set of approaches for translation of research about obesity EBPs; and 3) test the effect of network-informed tailoring of implementation strategies.


Past Core Research Projects

2009-2014 Training Communities to Implement Health Promotion Strategies
2004-2009 Coalition-Based Efforts to Prevent Chronic Diseases
1998-2004 Reducing Heart Disease Among Southeast Missouri Residents
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Contact Information

Prevention Research Center in St. Louis
Campus Box 1196
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4862

Principal Investigator/Director
Ross Brownson, PhD, FACE
Phone: (314) 935-0114
E-mail: rbrownson@wustl.edu

Deputy Director
Amy Eyler, PhD
Phone: (314) 935-0129
E-mail: aeyler@wustl.edu