Welcome to the Division of Prevention Science, home to the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), the UCSF Prevention Research Center (PRC), and the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health. We are a highly productive, vibrant, and innovative group of scientists conducting 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.

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prevention Research Center
Center of Excellence for Transgender Health

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.

A proud member of the National PRC Network, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Our acclaimed faculty are conducting innovative, high-impact projects spanning multiple continents, reaching diverse populations: men who have sex with men, transgender individuals, couples, families, and youth. In our e-newsletter, we share a sample of our global research in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and South America. 

A screen capture of the latest newsletter.