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.


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