The Prevention Research Center (PRC) is one of a network of academic research centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 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. 


Community Partnerships

MSM PRC is governed by a Community Coalition Board comprised of representatives from our community partner


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Meet the director

Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPHTabia 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.





Evaluation Unit

The Evaluation Unit provides evaluation leadership in partnership with community based organizations to assess programs, conduct evaluation capacity building and provide evaluation technical assistance.

News & Events

Follow the link for information regarding upcoming PRC events and relevant prevention research and community news.

Publications & Resources

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


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