College Research Centers

Center for Childhood Obesity Research
www.hhdev.psu.edu/ccor
Leann L. Birch, Director
The conduct of research to provide the evidence base to develop successful childhood obesity prevention and treatment programs. A primary focus is on programs that prevent the development of obesity during the first years of life.
Center for Health Care and Policy Research
Pamela Farley Short, Director
www.hhdev.psu.edu/chcpr
The mission of the Center for Health Care Policy and Research is to create and disseminate new scientific knowledge that will help private and public decision-makers to develop cost-effective services and programs that improve people's health.
Center for Sport Concussion Research and Service
Semyon Slobounov, Director
concussion.psu.edu
The Center for Sport Concussion Research and Service is currently home to one of the leading facilities focused on Traumatic Brain Injuries in athletics.
General Clinical Research Center
www.gcrc.psu.edu
Facilitating the transfer of basic medical knowledge to the clinical arena, to elucidate pathogenic mechanisms of disease, and to develop strategies for health promotion and disease prevention.
Center for Healthy Aging
healthyaging.psu.edu
Martin Sliwinski, Director
Striving to carry out research, instruction, and community-service programs of the highest quality and to make those resources available to the Commonwealth and the nation.
Center for Food Innovation
http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/shm/CFI/center-food-innovation
Dr. Peter Bordi, Director
The Center for Food Innovation (CFI) at Penn State is a unique, cooperative research venture between the food industry and academia.
CFI's mission is to lead industry and university initiatives that create and enhance science and technologies applications while providing the food industry with unbiased world-class information and products developed with the purpose of promoting nutritious foods.
Methodology Center
methodology.psu.edu
Linda M. Collins, Director
The Methodology Center is an interdisciplinary research center that conducts original research on issues in statistics, research design, and measurement emerging in the prevention and treatment of problem behaviors, particularly drug abuse. The Center also applys the new methods developed in empirical research and disseminates new methods to prevention and treatment scientists.
Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development
www.prevention.psu.edu
Ed Smith, Interim Director
Promoting the well-being of children and youth and to reduce the prevalence of high-risk behaviors and poor outcomes in children, families and communities.