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Research Projects

In addition to implementation of the core activities, the PRC also seeks funding for projects related to our mission. To learn more about active and completed projects funded through the USC PRC, click on the appropriate link below.

Active Projects:

Core Research Project: Creating Walking Programs in Rural Communities (Forthofer, 2009-2014)

South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Contol Research Network (SCCPCRN) (Hebert, 2009-2014)

Healthy Aging Research Network Collaborating Center (Wilcox, 2009-2014)

Physical Activity Training for Public Health Professionals (Pate, 1998-2014)

Evaluation of a Self-Directed Packaged Physical Activity Program for Adults with Arthritis (Wilcox, 2009-2012)

Behavioral & Social Support Intervention for Diet & Exercise among Underserved Women (Sharpe, 2007-2012)

Developing a National Strategic Plan for Physical Activity (Pate, 2010-2011)

Completed Projects:

Impact of an Urban Rail-Trail Conversion (Hooker, 2005-2010)

Prevention Research Project to Promote Brain Health (Friedman, 2006-2009)

Factors Influencing Physical Activity in Older African American Men (Hooker, 2006-2009)

Evaluation of the Active for Life Program (Wilcox, 2002-2009)

Healthy Aging Research Network (HAN) (Pluto & Wilcox, 2001-2004, 2004-2009)

Physical Activity Policy Research Network (Pluto, 2004-2008)

Validation of Actical© Physical Activity Monitor (Hooker, 2005-2007)

Community-Based Approaches for Preventing Alzheimer's Disease (Laditka, 2005-2007)

Network to Enhance Tobacco Control Activities (Parra-Medina, 1999-2007)

Analysis of Survey Data for the Cooper Institute (Vena, 2002-2006)

Glenn Springs Trail Impact Assessment (Hooker, 2002-2005)

Impact of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Positivity on Women: Formative Research (Sharpe, 2002-2005)

Participatory Research for Physical Activity Promotion (Sharpe, 2002-2005)

Evaluation of Physical Education Reform Efforts (Hooker, 2002-2004)

Prevention Research Centers Cancer Control Network (Herbert, 2002-2004)

Integrating Physical Activity and Weight Control Behaviors in Surveillance (Ainsworth, 2001-2004)

Network for Understanding Lack of Pap Follow-up (Luchok, 2001-2004)

Policy Influences on Physical Activity and Nutrition Behaviors (Pluto, 2001-2004)

Complementary and Alternative Medicine with Curative Intent: Macrobiotics and Faith Healing (Teas, 2000-2004)

South Carolina American Legacy Empowerment (SCALE) Evaluation Project (Parra-Medina, 2002-2003)

Prevention Research Centers Obesity Prevention Network (Sargent, 2001-2003)

Development of a Short Physical Activity Questionnaire (Matthews, 2000-2002)

Develop and Test a BRFSS Module to Assess Community Indicators that Promote Physical Activity (Ainsworth, 1999-2002)

Development of Community-Based Evaluation Networks to Support the Elimination of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (Pluto, 1999-2002)

Effects of Massage on Range of Motion and Flexibility Among Older Adults (Sharpe, 2000-2001)

Women's Cardiovascular Health Network (Ainsworth, 1999-2001)

Assessment of Moderate Physical Activity in Minority Women Ages 40 and Over (Ainsworth, 1995-2000)

Establishing a System for Redesigning Dietary and Physical Activity Counseling Tools to be Culturally Relevant (Parra-Medina, 1999-2000)