WELCOME FROM THE DIRECTOR
Michelle C. Kegler DrPH, MPH
Thank you for visiting the website for the Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC). Our center is dedicated to reducing health risks associated with cancer and other chronic diseases by studying behaviors and environments that support and/or hinder tobacco use, physical activity, and healthy eating. The EPRC is part of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and is one of 37 Prevention Research Centers supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I invite you to review this website to learn more about our commitment to improving the health and lives of Georgia citizens.
Rural residents, particularly those in the South, are less physically active than their urban counterparts and often live in areas with limited walkability. "Positive Deviants’’: A Qualitative Study of Physically Active Adults in Rural Environments sought to gain an understanding of what makes certain rural residents physically active despite their environment.
THE EPRC FACULTY NETWORK
Emory’s web-based project to prevent epilepsy-related depression was recently highlighted in the Association of Schools of Public Health’s (ASPH) Friday Letter. Led by Dr. Nancy Thompson, researchers conducted a study that applied a revised version of web- and phone-based methods that focus on preventing, rather than treating depression.