The Prevention Research Center (PRC) of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) was founded in 1983 in Berkeley and has recently relocated to Oakland, California. PRC is a national center funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). It is the only NIAAA national research center that focuses specifically on prevention. With over 25 Ph.D. researchers in residence representing diverse fields of study, trans-disciplinary collegiality and rich intellectual exchange characterize the scientific environment of the center.

PRC's focus is on conducting research to better understand the psycho-social, cultural, and physical environments that influence individual behaviors that lead to alcohol, tobacco, drug misuse, and other health-related behaviors. The Center operates with the following objectives:

  • Undertake innovative prevention research and approaches that contribute to informed decisions about cost-effective prevention programs and policies at the local, state and national levels.
  • Summarize new and existing knowledge about prevention theories, policies, and programs, and disseminate this information to professional, academic, and community audiences.

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1974, is headquartered in Calverton, Maryland, with centers located in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Oakland, California; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Louisville, Kentucky; and Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Additional offices are located in Anchorage, Alaska, Columbia, South Carolina, Columbus, Ohio, Lexington, MA, and San Diego, CA. PIRE is a leading private, not-for-profit research institute conducting studies in the areas of substance abuse prevention and safety research.

Sep 27, 2017
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Prevention Science Research The Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation and the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley are seeking applicants for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the Prevention Science Research Training Program funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The fellowships provide training for early career scientists who wish to pursue careers in prevention science research with an emphasis on health and social problems related to the use and abuse of alcohol and other substances. The program provides requisite training in the multiple theoretical and methodological approaches to prevention research that are necessary to pursue successful careers in this field. Individuals from a broad range of social and behavioral science disciplines (e.g., psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, public health, epidemiology, and ethnic studies) are encouraged to apply. Applicants need not have a history of working in alcohol prevention. For information on the application process, training program, scientists who serve as mentors and their research areas, visit our website: https://www.prev.org/TRAINING-PROGRAM-Post-Doc-Program.html For more information contact David Kesner, Program Administrator, at dkesner@prev.org Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must have completed a doctoral or equivalent degree prior to entry into the program. Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation and the University of California are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.
PIRE Oakland, CA, United States Full time