West Virginia Prevention Research Center

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Core Research Project

Project Title: The Integrated Community Engagement (ICE) Collaborative
Description: The West Virginia Prevention Research Center will examine the applicability of the Icelandic primary prevention approach to West Virginia. The PRC’s long-term goal is to improve the health and well-being of rural youth and families by integrating primary prevention activities into daily life routines.


Past Core Research Projects

2014-2019 Investigating the Effects of a School and Family-Based Physical Activity Intervention on Elementary Students’ Physical Activity, Fitness, Cardiovascular Risk, and Academic Performance in the Rural Setting
2009–2014 Disseminating a Teen Smoking Cessation Program
2004-2009 Quit & Fit: Improving Health Among Rural Teens
1998-2004 Not-On-Tobacco Program Helps Curb Smoking Among Appalachian Youths
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Contact Information

West Virginia University School of Public Health
West Virginia Prevention Research Center
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
1 Medical Center Drive
P.O. Box 9190
Morgantown, WV 26506–9190

Principal Investigator/Director
Geri A. Dino, PhD
Phone: (304) 293–1898
E-mail: gdino@hsc.wvu.edu

Deputy Director
Leesa Prendergast, MS, CHES
Phone: (304) 293-5184
E-mail: eprendergast@hsc.wvu.edu