Prevention Research Center


The Prevention Research Center is one of a network of academic research centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to achieve local and national health objectives focused on gaining knowledge about the best methodologies for solving the nation's obstinate health problems.


MSM PRC is headed by the principal investigator and the center director with the associate center director, core research principal investigator, four assistant directors in the areas of community development, research, evaluation and cancer prevention, and a research administrator.



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Meet the Director

Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH

Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH, is associate professor of community health and preventive medicine, associate dean of community engagement, and principal investigator and director of the Prevention Research Center.

Funded Initiatives and Collaborations

PRC has several funded research projects, initiatives and collaborations designed to focus on eliminating heath disparities and improving the health of the communities, thereby advancing health equity.

Implementation Science & Prevention Research Centers

Learn more about the PRC Network’s position on, and contributions to, Implementation Science.

Morehouse School of Medicine Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Health Initiative (MSM REACH HI)

Core Research Project: HIV/AIDS Prevention Program for Youth (HAPPY)

Special Interest Project  Adapting Evidence-Based Epilepsy Self-Management Programs for Blacks in Georgia

PRC News

Find information regarding upcoming PRC events and relevant prevention research and community news.

MSM PRC Featured on Focus Atlanta
Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center (MSM PRC) was featured on Focus Atlanta on Sunday, August 12, 2018.  This episode highlighted the working relationship between MSM PRC and the Center’s Community Coalition Board (CCB) and best practices with linking academic research with community leaders as a mechanism for environmental, systemic, and political change. 


MSM PRC serves as a resource to communities and professionals seeking to learn more about community based participatory research.

The CDC Prevention Research Centers Program (2014-2019 Network)

Prevention is Smart