UCSF Division of Prevention Science

Welcome to the Division of Prevention Science. We are a highly productive, vibrant, and innovative group of scientists who conduct cutting-edge, significant, high-impact prevention research. As prevention scientists, we are committed to understanding the etiology and prevention of social, structural, physical and mental health problems in order to translate that knowledge to the promotion of health and well-being. We have a very strong record of training the next generation of prevention scientists, both domestic and international. And strong community collaborations have ensured we remain an important resource that makes a significant impact at the local, state, national and international levels.

The Division is home to the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and UCSF Prevention Research Center.

Our Researchers

Maria Ekstrand

Maria Ekstrand, PhD

“It’s rewarding to go where the need is greatest and collaborate with wonderful international research partners."

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Our Events

Bill Woods

CAPS I&I Core Town Hall presents: Bill Woods, PhD — NIH Requiring Single IRB Review of All Domestic Multi-site Research: What this will mean for investigators

   After January 25th 2018, all domestic multi-site research applications will be expected to include a plan for single IRB (sIRB) review, rather than the current system of having all participating...
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