PRC Conference: A Celebration of 20 Years of Prevention Research

  • Monday October 14, 2019 from 8:30 am–4:00 pm
  • Nittany Lion Inn, Boardrooms 1 & 2


8:30–9:00 am        Continental Breakfast

9:00–9:30 am        Opening

  • Mark Greenberg - Where we started
  • Stephanie Lanza - Setting a course for the future

9:30–10:30 am      Session I: Etiology, Risk and Protective Factors (Moderator: Greg Fosco)

  • H. Harrington (Bo) Cleveland - How to Study and Support Recovery from Addiction
  • Lisa Kopp - Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO): The Family Life Project
  • Jennifer Maggs - The More Things Change: Alcohol, Nicotine, and So On
  • Greg Fosco - Dynamic Assessments to Understand Risk in Changing Times: Opportunities to Improve Assessment and Intervention

10:30–10:45 am    Break

10:45–12:00 pm    Session II: Evidence-Based Prevention Programs – Development to Dissemination (Moderator: Sarah Chilenski)

  • Mark Feinberg - Social Capital Begins at Home: Building Stronger Family Foundations Around the World
  • Robert Turrisi - Parent Interventions to Reduce College Student Drinking: Looking Ahead to the Future, Making Things Faster and More Effective
  • Daniel Perkins - Cultivating Your Field: Lessons from Implementation Science
  • Sarah Chilenski - Evaluating the Evidence2Success® Framework: Where a Strong Research Tradition Meets Strong Community Participatory Values
  • Janet Welsh - Effective Community Based Prevention: What’s Next?
  • Mildred Johnson - The Annie E. Casey Foundation, to make comments
  • Kantahyanee Murray - The Annie E. Casey Foundation, to make comments

12:00–1:00 pm      Networking Lunch

1:00–2:15 pm        Session III: Economics of Prevention, Influencing Policy (Moderator: Meg Small)

  • Diana Fishbein - The Full Translation Spectrum of Prevention Science: From Neuroscience to Policy
  • Damon Jones - Valuing Prevention: Growth in Methods and Practice for Economic Evaluation in Social Policy
  • Meg Small - Communication for Collaborative Action
  • Max Crowley - The Growth of Administrative Data in Prevention Science: The Data Accelerator at the PRC
  • David Saunders - Health Equity, PA Department of Health: to make comments
  • Open discussion

2:15–2:30 pm        Break

2:30–3:45 pm        Session IV: Promoting Human Flourishing (Moderator: Mark Greenberg)

  • Stephanie Lanza - Penn State SELF (Student Engagement, Learning, and Flourishing): A New Study of Undergraduate Life and Health
  • Robert Roeser - Contemplative Science: Future Directions
  • Sebrina Doyle - Addressing Chronic Pain Through Technology-Facilitated Mindfulness Practice
  • Deborah Schussler - Mindfulness-Based Educational Interventions: Next Steps
  • Christian Thrasher - Clinton Foundation, to make comments
  • Open discussion

3:45–4:00 pm        Closing Remarks