Welcome to the Prevention Science Laboratory, where we investigate the complex interplay between psychology, health behavior, and statistical methods.  Our group draws on traditions from developmental psychology and epidemiology to answer questions about how we can prevent negative health outcomes in adolescents and adults.  We are also interested in addressing the statistical challenges associated with answering such questions.  You can find us within the Sociobehavioral Epidemiology (S.E.) Emphasis at Utah State University’s Department of Psychology; click the ‘Links’ tab to learn more about the S.E. graduate program and the exciting work that others are doing.

news & events

  • New Grant Awarded from the National Institute of Drug Abuse:

    The PSL, along with the LAVA Lab, has been awarded a new grant to examine approaches to handling multiple raters in statistical mediation models for prevention studies!  See the ‘Research’ tab for more information.

  • New Grant Awarded from the Department of Justice:

    The PSL has been awarded a grant to support the investigation of critical components of effective mentorship programs for adolescents!  Click on the ‘Research’ tab for more information.

  • Workshop on Modern Missing Data Handling Techniques with Dr. Craig Enders:

    The LAVA Lab is hosting a day-long workshop on missing data techniques given by Craig Enders of Arizona State University on September 10, 2012 from 9am-3pm.  This workshop is free to all but seating is limited and a reservation is